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Marvis Straii. 


Helen Larkix Louise Sandy 

Marion Mullyille 

J^uginegg Jfflanager 

Mabel Lilly 


Harriet Treadwell Edith Phillips 
Jane Montgomery 

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Kathryn Toolan 


Helen Meagher Hazel Denison 

Alice Purnell 


Mildred Mason 

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Ruth Spooner 


Emily Bissell 
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Gladys Greenwood 


Nora Shea 
Gertrude Wheeler 
Kathryn Toolan 
Margaret Shean 

Annie Seddon 
Rosalie Jordan 
Alice Purnell 
Florence Kilburn 



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toljo are fighting to 

"jUafee tfje toorlb *nit for Bemocracp,' 

this book i£ respectfully bebicateb 


Cbe Claw of 1918 



ANOTHER year has passed by, and again dear Normal sends forth from her halls her 
graduates. Two happy years have we spent here, but as graduation day approaches 
there is a feeling of sadness as well as joy. There is joy because it brings us to the 
goal we sought after and to a higher rung on the ladder of success. We are now to go out into 
a bigger, broader field of work. Our opportunity to prove ourselves capable of coping with 
the tasks of the world and proving ourselves worthy of the trust placed in us by our Alma 
Mater, is before us. There is sadness intermingled with this joy because we are now leaving 
behind us the happy school days, dear to every student. The pleasant experiences will now 
become mere memories, friends must be separated as each individual seeks his work, but 
let us hope that the friendships formed while here will be bound closer by the parting. Dear 
Normal will forever remain to each graduate a storehouse of delightful experiences and fond 
memories. It is our hope that we may ever be loyal to our Alma Mater, and to all the ideals 
for which she stands. 


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Jfranfe Jf. jHurbocb 

The heights of great men reached and kept 
Were not attained by sudden flight, 
But they, while their companions slept. 
Were toiling upward in the night. 


TO the Juniors we would say, 
"Do not complete your opin- 
ions of Mr. Murdock until 
you have taken psychology with 
him. Form your own opinions, 
and do not let any one else form 
them for you." For although you 
will have met him in chapel nearly 
every morning for a year and a 
half, not until your final half year 
will you realize the depths of his 
teaching capacity. 

One who has heard him tell of 
his trip to Atlantic Citymust know 
that he is as keen an observer in 
the outside world as in our own 
Normal School. Always he thinks 
of what may or may not be best 
for the girls. 

Those who have gone out from 
among us testify to the lasting 
qualities of his interest in the wel- 
fare of his pupils, and more than 
one girl who has found difficulties 
arising in her chosen work of life 
has been guided and helped by 
his wise advice. 

Life teems with incidents which 
make us realize the paucity of even 
the widest vocabulary to express 
the esteem we hold for those who 
influence us toward higher ideals, 
and in this case we one and all 
confess to the insufficiency of 
words to do our affections jus- 


Albert <©. eibrtbge 

A NYONE who has not been in Mr. Eldridge's 
■*■ *■ classes has missed the inspiration which we 
are sure to receive there. . 

His ready sympathy and consideration for us 
when we thought we were overworked made our 
tasks lighter. Was he not always willing to give us 
an extension of time for our projects? Neverthe- 
less, the final day always came. 

He has a keen sense of humor and made our 
classes brighter by enjoyable bits of literature. 

What would our Greylock trips have been with- 
out Mr. Eldridge to make them interesting and 
delightful for us ? 

We wish him the best of success in future years. 

&op ILeon £>mttf) 

OUR good natured teacher with the well-seasoned 
smile! Kind, considerate, interesting and 
inspiring, we always find Mr. Smith the same. 

After graduating from Norwich High School and 
Norwich Training School, he taught in the district 
schools of Kirk, South Plymouth and elsewhere. 
In 1904 he was graduated from Syracuse University 
with an A.B. degree. Again he taught, first as 
vice-principal, and later as principal at Freeport, 
N. Y., and then at Westfield, N. Y. 

In connection with this teaching, he has done 
post-graduate work in Teachers' College at Columbia 
University, taking courses in History, Philosophy 
and Education. 

Since coming to North Adams, Mr. Smith has 
taught History, Geography, History of Education, 
Economics, Zoology, Botany, and has also had 
charge of the garden work at our school and also at 
the training school. 


iHlarp ILouttfe JSartgtjt 

T}ERHAPS some day you will walk past the lit- 
* erature room in North Adams Normal 
School, and, looking in, you will see all the students 
sitting spellbound, listening to someone who is 
reading. It is Miss Baright, of course, for who else 
can read so well ? 

How pleasant and interesting her classes were 
when all of the assigned lesson had been carefullv 

Miss Baright has done her part to educate the 
people of the United States, for she has taught in the 
South, the far West, the Middle West, and now is 
teaching in the East. 

She is always ready for fun and has an appro- 
priate story or joke for any occasion. 

Although Miss Baright has a great amount of 
work of her own to do, she finds time to plan and 
carry out special entertainments to help the Seniors 
for which that class is very grateful. 

How we should like to hear her debate on the 
affirmative side of this question : Resolved, That Equal Suffrage Should Become a Law by 
Constitutional Amendment! 

iHlarp iUngeltna Pearston 

MISS Pearson is our art teacher who has won 
our love and respect for, as you know, 
"actions speak louder than words" and art is ex- 
pressed thru action. If the members of the Senior 
Class of 1918 do not emulate in their lives, "onward, 
consistent movement, harmony, rhythm, and bal- 
ance," it will be the fault of the lesson plans on the 
Sargent book of drawing which sapped our vitality 
in our youth. Strange as it may seem. Miss Pear- 
son's favorite color is a vivid yellow, of the suffra- 
gette shade, not tint. 

She was graduated from the Boston Art School 
and has studied both in this country and abroad for 
a number of years. 


&o$a €. dearie 

"JV/TISS Rosa E Searle, teacher of mathematics 
L*l and music, graduated from Westfield Normal 
School, and later took summer courses in Music in 
Boston and Evanston, Illinois. 

"See me" is a very familiar sight to Juniors and 
it would seem strange to receive a paper back without 
this distinguishing mark. She has indeed striven to 
pound mathematics into our sometimes dense 
minds. Moreover, Miss Searle has worked earnest- 
ly and without discouragement to make us good 
singers, with tones in our heads, not in our throats. 
All year she has helped us in our Glee Club rehearsals 
and to her is due all praise for our success. 

JSertJja g>fjoles 

TO this dear teacher we all owe many fond re- 
membrances, for we were under her instruc- 
tion for only a short time, when she left us to take 
up a greater line of work in Pittsfield. As an in- 
structor in Household Arts she gained our love and 
esteem and to her every member of the class of 1918 
extends her best wishes for all future success in the 
noble, patriotic, self-sacrificing work of enlisting 
American womanhood in the Army of Food Con- 



rural training schools, 

J^annaf) ftnnual ©Haterman 

AVE you ever been sent out to "rural" to sub- 
stitute? If you have, then you know how 
rather frightened and doubtful you were until Miss 
Waterman saw you and in her cheerful manner 
dispelled your fears, and with kindliest suggestions 
and helps started you off feeling entirely reassured 
and happy. 

Miss Waterman is a graduate of Bridgewater 
Normal School, and took special courses at Hyannis 
Normal School, Massachusetts Agricultural Col- 
lege, and Butler College, Indianapolis. 

She taught in the elementary grades in Taunton 
and Chelsea, Mass., and for two years was principal 
of a public training school in Indianapolis. Miss 
Waterman's teaching experience also includes her 
work in the summer normal schools at Johnson 
and Castleton, Vermont. Now she supervises our 
and since 1912 has directed our Extension Department. 

jflflrs. dirabeg 

'She walks in beauty, like the night 
Of cloudless climes and starry skies; 
And all that's best of dark and bright 
Meet in her aspect and her eyes ; 

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow, 
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent, 
The smiles that win, the tints that glow, 
But tell of days in goodness spent." 

Lord Byron. 

TX 7"E, who know Mrs. Graves by being in her 
» » classes, or having had the pleasure of sitting 
at her table, are truly sorry for anyone who has not 
had that pleasure. It is our wish that she may 
enjoy all the happiness possible. 


€fcna <£U?abett) Varrell 

We know where laughter's source is, 
We know where we find fun ; 
We know why the H. A. course is 
A joy to us, every one ! 

We find fellowship in good measure, 
And happiness lurketh near, — 
That's why it is our pleasure 
To render our tribute here. 

MISS Varrell is a graduate of Amesbury 
High School, Mary Hemenway Department 
of Household Arts at Framingham Normal and has 
attended Simmons Summer School. 

Her teaching experience includes her work in 
Charlestown High, N. H., Plymouth Normal Sum- 
mer School, Plymouth Normal, and for the past 
year with us at N. A. N. S. 

8nme C. &feeele 

MISS Skeele has been with the N. A. N. S. for a 
number of years and has proved to be a very 
successful teacher, liked by both Senior and Junior 

In her gymnasium work she is kept quite busy 
taking care of absence slips. But always you will 
see the girls coming through the tunnel for them 
when they have forgotten to bring them. 

Miss Skeele also teaches hygiene. When we 
first entered her classes we thought we knew a great 
deal about the subject, but when questioned, espec- 
ially in tests, our marks told us just how little we did 
know. However, our final test proved to her what 
her teaching had done for us. 


8nna 3f. lUmptjier 

VLSIONS of chair seats, knitting, book covers, 
and raffia baskets bring to our minds Miss 
Lamphier, who so willingly spent many hours 
teaching and helping us to accomplish these many 

Miss Lamphier is a graduate of Salem Normal 
School, and also studied at Lloyd Normal. .She 
has taken summer courses in Boston, then in the 
Agriculture College at Amherst, Massachusetts, and 
Chautaqua School of Arts and Crafts. 

After teaching in the primary grades in Lynn, 
Newton, and at Mark Hopkins in North Adams, she 
came to our normal. 

Mti. Bomta B. Coucfj 

It was only a word of encouragement 

From one who has helped us through, 
But it brightened our weeks of training, 

And kept us from getting blue. 

DID you talk to Mrs. Couch?" "Yes, and she 
was just great ! I feel better now." 

How many times we have heard that said, and 
how many times when we have "cultivated our 
glare" will "the corners of our mouths turn up" 
when we think of her. 

Mrs. Couch graduated with a degree of A.M. 
from Butchel College, Akron, Ohio. After having 
taken a special course at Edinboro Normal School, 
she accepted positions in the High Schools of Union 
City, and Cambridge Springs, Pa., where German 
and Mathematics were her special subjects. 

North Adams next secured the services of Mrs. 
Couch, first as Principal of the Veazie School, and 
then as Principal of Mark Hopkins Training School. 

Now, to our great joy, she is instructor of penmanship, child study, school organization and 
management at the Normal School. 


Jflrtf. {Etjer^a "^Tan €tten 

OUR mother! During our two years' stay at 
Normal, Mrs. Van Etten has done much to 
lighten our schoolroom cares and to help us along 
our rough and rocky path. Whenever the clouds 
darken the sunshine in our later lives, our minds 
will always revert to her cheery word and helpful 

She attended the Oneonta High School, Oneonta 
State Normal, Business School, and Boston School 
of Domestic Science, from which she came to us. 

$larton ^otoarb 

"We may live without friends, 
We may live without books, 
But civilized man cannot live without cooks." 

MISS Howard entered upon her duties as Assist- 
ant Matron at Taconic Hall in the fall of 
1915. Our class, entering in October, 1916, soon 
felt well acquainted with her and found her to be a 
most congenial and lovable companion. 

Lexington, Mass., High School and the Boston 
School of Domestic Science both claim her as a 

Snow-shoeing, hikes, coasting or skating call 
her to the out-of-doors, for she is very active in all 

We often have heard her say dreamily, "I won- 
der if it will be 'Fair and Warmer' tomorrow." 
We understand Camp Meade, Maryland, holds 
certain attractions for her and that consequently 
she improves her few spare moments knitting for the soldier man. 

We were very much disappointed to learn of her resignation in July, 1917, and felt sorry 
to have her leave us. 

She accepted a position in Cooperstown, New York, where she is now domestic science 
teacher in the Cooper Foundation. Letters tell us how much she is enjoying her work, and 
the members of the Class of 1918 feel very sure she will be successful wherever she goes. 


£>aral) Gammon 

MISS Gammon came to us in 1917 as Assistant 
Matron. She is a graduate of the Guilford, 
Maine, High School, and the Boston School of 
Domestic Science. A truer friend you will find no- 
where. In one short year she has won a place for- 
ever in all our hearts. 

QHjomag Jf. dimming^ 

WE have here a member of the faculty whose 
company we all greatly enjoy, for he has 
proved himself to be one of the most affable of 
instructors. His is with us for the sole purpose of 
teaching the use of the chisel, jig saw, and other 
tools, a feat which he cheerfully attempts, sometimes 
with the "plane" fact of utter failure. However, 
although his pleasant face has never confronted us at 
the chapel exercises, because of some unknown 
reason, we are most willing to admit that he is else- 
where probably helping some ambitious student 
whose board he has split while intending perhaps to 
lend some timely assistance. 

To him the class of 1918 extend their best wishes, 
with the sincere hope that the incoming class may 
esteem and appreciate his services as we all do. 



Clas& Of 1918 

iWap CUen gllsop 


"Who lent you, love, your mortal dower 
Of -pensive thoughts, and aspect pcde, 
Your melancholy sweet and frail 
As perfume from a cuckoo flowert" 

May entered Normal School after having completed very 
successfully four years at Williamstown High School. 

Mild, demure and retiring is this dark-eyed beauty in the 
classroom, — but wait until lunch hour! 

This same shy creature flits about from library to assembly 
hall keeping everyone in fits of laughter, with her witty sayings, 
clever puns, and funny faces. 

The subject of "Betty Baby," her one year old niece is the 
only thing upon which May can talk seriously. But one day 
when a number of girls were talking about the societies to which 
they would like to belong, May with absolutely no hesitancy 
declared that she would love to be a Mason ! 

We feel that May won't be disappointed, for who could resist 
one with such a winning way? 

Jtltnnte $atlep 

Williamstown, Mass. 

"And when a man's in the case, 
You know all other things give place." 

"Min" is our only member from Buxton Hill, and although she 
has a long walk before her both morning and night, she doesn't 
seem to mind it, for her heart is not there. It is in Georgia. 

It is whispered that "Min" is thinking of going to France, and 
for that, reason we should not be surprised to hear that she was 
making use of her Household Arts Course, in which she has been 
a shining star. 

Let it be known however, that she doesn't sit up every night 
to study, moreover she loves to be teased very often by her 
chum "Spoon" to skip to the movies. 

Will she be an old maid school marm? Never! 

illarton Jfranccg ^arneg 

Stow, Mass. 

Day by day she labors, 

The nicest girl ire know, 
To leach the little dormalites 

The way that they should go. 

Peg, one of the most popular and good all around girls, is 
loved by all her friends. Her greatest ambitions are to get a 
hat which looks well on her, find a man for the man dance, and 
get a pair of shoes which do not hurt. 

Her favorite expression is, "I got to go." Her favorite occu- 
pation is resting. She will probably teach for a few months and 
then retire for a rest. Can't you hear her saying now: 

"I wish I was a little rock, 
A sittin' on a hill 
A doin' nothin' all day long 
But jus' a sittin' still?" 



3Jrene Jfrancesfc JBetter* 

Leominster, Mass. 

Here is the girl with the rosy cheeks and winning smile. But, 
alas! we must not forget to mention her laugh, which, both in 
school and in the dormitory, can be heard echoing thru the halls. 

Irene has studied diligently and enthusiastically; consequent- 
ly she has won the hearts of the faculty as well as those of the 
class. Although Irene has admitted that trains have agreed to 
disagree with her, we notice that she enjoys taking week-end 
trips to "Greenfield" once in a while. 

Irene prefers teaching in the upper grades, but we think that 
some day she may teach a kindergarten class of her own. 

We all wish her good luck and the best of success in whatever 
community she teaches this coming year. 

glberta Jfflap J&ukneU 

Charlemont, Mass. 
"There's a deal of deviltry beneath that mild exterior." 

One would hardly believe this if he had seen 'Bick' just once, 
but — ask the 'dorm' girls about her. They know the meaning 
of that broad grin and of her twinkling eye. 

"Bick" likes the word "education," but surely she would give 
up all the rest of it for the first syllable. 

Much of her spare time is spent in knitting. For whom? 
The Red Cross of course. 

She is a splendid room-mate and a jolly, generous girl who is 
always ready to help anybody. 

Favorite expression: "We should worry." 

Favorite pastime: Eating bananas. 

Chief ambition: To figure prominently in the future History 
of "Ed." 

€mtlp Upton l&iaitU 

Wilmington, Vt. 

"What do we have in lit. to-morrow?" 

"Oh, I can't remember, but just run in and ask "Em." 

Whenever any of the dorm, girls can't remember, this is what 
happens and "Em" comes to the rescue and saves their lives. 

Is she always at work did you say? Well I should say not, 
for Em is ever ready for a good time. Since we entered the war 
many of her spare minutes are taken up by her correspondence 
with the army officers. She is greatly interested in history, 
especially Paul Jones' sea fight. 

Never mind Em, we know you will always be a success wherever 
you go. 

Favorite expression — "Honest in truth." 

Favorite pastime — Singing (?). 

Favorite ambition — To be a nurse "Over There." 



i&fjoba ^attte Mton 


"Whether it be for life or death, do your own work well." 

Those who know Hattie will agree that this is the motto she 
works by. She is always striving to get up a little higher. 

Hattie came to Normal with the class of 1917, but instead of 
continuing with them she taught a year and returned to be a 
Senior with us, thus giving us the pleasure of her friendship. 

It may not be necessary to say that Hattie was graduated 
from the Northfield Seminary, and I am sure if you ask her she 
could tell you all you would care to know about the school at 
Mt. Hermon. 

Hattie's favorite expression — "Nuttin doin." 

Hattie's delight — Her pockets. 

Favorite pastime — Dreaming of Camp Upton. 

Her ambition — To go to College? 

Harriet ^renblen 

North Adams, Mass. 

Only for a year has Harriet honored us by her presence, but 
in her short stay with us she has made many friends. 

Although she did not have the pleasure of having hygiene with 
Miss Skeele, who tells us that we should not button our coats 
up around our necks, she is a strong advocate of an open sweater 
or coat. Many a day this winter have we seen her with her coat 
open, and she has made us shiver to look at her. 

Harriet's favorite pastime is skating. Every day, when the 
ice was good, found her either at Orr's or Young's skating rink, 
where her fancy skating brought praise from all who saw her. 

We have heard that she has become interested in "Bonds," 
Liberty or otherwise. 

Christine £U?a Proton 

North Adams, Mass. 

A friendly girl is Christine. She is always ready to greet one 
with a pleasant smile and a cheery "Good morning." 

We all welcome her sweet voice at chapel when she renders 
solos in such a charming way. 

Her favorite diversion outside of school is snow shoeing. 

As a student she has been zealous and ambitious in her work. 

May the best wishes of the class of 1918 follow her wherever 
she may go! 


1918 NORM A L 0(1 l' E 

Heona dCU^afaetfj JjJurgner 

Dalton, Mass. 

For the past two years Leona has cheered the "dorm" with 
her jolly, good natured laugh. We have never seen her really 
ruffled or disturbed, and she is always ready to lend a helping 
hand. At a glance one might think she has been known to take 
several "joy rides" to parts unknown. 

As class treasurer she has guarded well our millions, and if our 
good wishes can bring her success, Lonie's future will be assured. 

Stella Jfflagbalene JSutfeabit? 

Deerfield, Mass. 
Our class has been stimulated by the presence of this young 
lady from South Deerfield. Her earnestness and versatility 
have won a name for her among us. However, we often wondered 
whether Stella was ever five minutes early for classes or meals. 
Her greatest ambition is to make herself of some great use in the 
world. We wish her success in all her undertakings. 

Jtlatp €lt?afaert) Canatoan 

Dalton, Mass. 
With eyes of blue, and hair of brown 
Comes Mary from old Dalton Town. 
Her gentle manner, winning way, 
Make us just love her more each day. 

A scream is heard on the third floor 
A mouse she sees behind the door, 
Cheer up, dear girl, we are right here 
And we will aid you, have no fear! 

So true a member of our class, 
Who would not aid you, winsome lass? 
Success and great good cheer let be 
The parting words from us to thee. 



(grace Cecilia Caratoell 

North Adams, Mass. 

Does Grace like fun? Just ask her to tell you all about those 
"after school meetings" when she and her boon companion Rose 
used to wait for the Pittsfield train. Oh! those happy Junior 
days. We expect to hear that Grace has left to accept a position 
in Texas in order to be near a certain camp. 

Well, have a good time, Grace; you are never young but once. 
But, whatever you do, do not forget the many friends you have 
made at N. A. N. S. 

Jfranceg Veronica Ca*ep 

Lenox, Mass. 
"There lies a deal of deviltry beneath that mild exterior." 
Here is "Fran," a happy little maid, winsome and merry. 
How could we get along without her cheery words and little 
squeals? Many a night throughout the hours from 7.15 to 9.30 
a gentle little yell would proceed from Room 13, and when a 
member of the Student Council entered, Fran could not be found, 
but you know there was at times a small space between two 
beds. The one disagreeable element for Fran was her week-ends 
in North Adams, for she had so many "Bills" to account for in 
Lenox that it was necessary for her to be there from Friday 
night to Monday morning. Fran has brightened the hours for 
many of us at Normal, and we hope she will continue to do so 
for others throughout her life. 

iWarp ggneg Connors 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
She has a "rep" for having "pep" 
As everybody knows. 
She carries lots of it around, 
And everywhere she goes 
She stirs things up ivith might and main, 
And yet she really is quite sane. 
Our dear friend has acquired a new appellation since entering 
N. A. N. S., — that of "Mary Agnes." Her enveloping smile, and 
unconscious, but sadly abused, "Glory, girls, this is great," 
have often been in evidence on the 7:23, while listening to certain 
tales of her beloved Erin. 

Mary used to like to amuse her neighbors, and she did it so 
successfully that she often met with the disapproval of certain 
quiet, loving council members. 

"Miss Agnees" also enjoyed substituting, but a lengthy stretch 
has been known to affect her health. She has a keen eye and 
ear for "spring signs," especially on Church St. 

With the name N. A. N. S. is linked the thought of Mary, and 
our best wishes will always go with her. 



JWarp Srene Connors; 

Adams, Mass. 

As the quarter-of-nine trolley rocks down Ashland Street, 
bringing its group of students unwilling to leave its cradling 
motion, always one will find among them a quiet girl from Adams, 
five miles away. By her cheerful countenance you may be sure 
she has prepared her day's lessons, but she will convince you that 
she must hasten to write the last word, or get a last glance at her 
book. Sometimes the motions on the screen offer more attraction 
than the motions on the bars, and, with due pricking of conscience, 
Irene leaves her gymnastic companions to their fate. All indica- 
tions point to a life of prosperity for this member of our class. 

Jflabeletne &sneg Courtnep 

Cheshire, Mass. 

Many a happy day has Mad. spent in N. Adams. Especially 
good were those Saxton's banquets and the Scrabbletown congre- 
gation which greeted her on Main Street. 

Surely, if Mad. carries into her own school the same happy 
spirit and originality in the way of doing things that she has al- 
ways shown in N. A. N. S., none of her pupils will ever play 
truant for want of variety. 

That she may have the greatest success in whatever line her 
teaching may be directed, is the wish of her loving classmates. 

Catherine &utf) Cullen 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Here's to Catherine, a bonnie lass, 
Who has won the love of all her class. 
Although she appears very meek and mild, 
She is often a very unruly child. 

Snow shoeing is for her great fun, 
And in this she cannot be outdone. 
Now let our last word to her be success 
From her friends at dear N. A. N. S. 

Favorite expression — He's a good scout. 
One ambition — Teacher of Domestic Science. 
Favorite pastime — Knitting for a soldier. 



J&a}t\ grlene Benteon 

Leyden, Mass. 

"Still waters run deep." 

Hazel came from Leyden to attend Drury, and, after being 
graduated continued her fine record at Normal. Here she has 
caussd some excitement by slipping in thru the kitchen door just 
sixty ssconds before the bell rings, and by attending certain 
"feeds" uninvited. But her virtues are also many and not least 
a nong them is patience. Sometimes she is so worried over 
epistles on theology, from a well known university that she serves 
cold tea. One of her delights is watching (not in vain) for a 
Ford that winds over the Mohawk Trail. Because she knows 
hard work and never shirks her duty, we soon shall hear of her 
great success. 

&nna llate Boolep 

Northampton, Mass. 

For if she will, she will, you may depend on'l 
And if she won't, she won't, so there's an end on't. 

As a ghost might come among us Anna came carrying a big 
black cat which we of course thought was for "luck." We 
wonder if her luck is following her yet. We hope so anyway! 

You say she is quiet! Take a look at the "Gym" ceiling some 
day. How did she get there? Up a rope of course. We'll 
wager "Climbing Up" is her motto. 

Favorite pastime — Talking Latin. 

Greatest ambition — To get rich quick. 

Favorite expression — Oh! That's awful! 

&lice dleneutebe Burnt 

PoWNAL, Vt. 

/ read, dear friend, in your dear face 
Your life's tale told with perfect grace. 

"Allie" comes from Pownal with a few of our bright Seniors. 
We are very fortunate in having her with us this year although 
it was rather unfortunate for Allie, seeing that she was ill all last 
year. Day after day we see Allie hurrying through the halls, 
her arms piled high with books, for you know Alice's main amuse- 
ment is study. Would you believe it, Allie has been seen to 
actually grin in class. Oh, no, she is not altogether solemn, but 
good natured and jolly; and we all love her. Although Allie 
would make a fine school teacher, we feel sure that her career as 
such will not be long. Why? Ask Allie. 



ftoae Cleanor ifWarte Caler 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

On hearing a merry laugh, you may know that Rose is near, 
for we have known her to laugh heartily at her own antics, and 
when she does, it seems natural that everyone near should laugh 
also. Rose likes being stalled on the trollies, for she is usually 
so taken up with things, — usually the scenery, — that the ride 
seems almost too short. With her hair parted in the middle 
she looks charming, especially with that cute overcoat. 

Favorite pastime : Arching eyebrows. 
Favorite expression : What can I do? 

^Florence (gertrube Jfafjep 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

With her "yellow-red hair" and her charming way, 
Fivi's a friend you won't meet every day. 

In "Fivi" we find both the thoughtful student and the fun- 
loving friend. In the class room she has won fame even to the 
securing of the appellation of "Miss Flynn." Her work in "gym" 
would indeed be exceptional were it not for those fallen arches. 

Whenever a holiday or a free period arrive, watch Fleurrie as 
she makes a comet-like dash down Lawrence Ave. for the Pitts- 
field car. 

If we may judge the future from the past then we may indeed 
predict for "Fleurrie" a bright and successful career. 

gbtrie ffflap (gollcbge 


Always happy, 
Always busy. 

Addie is one of the brightest girls in the class, but we know 
she does not devote all her time to study, because she has knit 
steadily ever since our boys went away, and she has completed 
an outfit for, — well you had better ask her its destination. 

That she is loyal to the Allies we know by the bracelet of links 
which ornaments one wrist, and which shows the flags of the 
most important Allied countries. Those who interest her most 
are the Tommies and Sammies. We wonder to which she will 

Addie hails from New York, and is very true to the Empire 
State. Who could blame her, when she has a weekly letter from 
Rensselaer. The best in life is our wish for you, Addie! 



delation (©rap 

North Adams, Mass. 

Marion is a member of the Glee Club and has shown her fine 
ability as a singer. There is a certain dignity and aristocracy 
in her bearing which one cannot fail to notice. She possesses a 
churming personality, and if ever we are in need of cheer and 
sympathy, we always find Marion ready and willing to help. 

Surface knowledge does not satisfy her, for she must know 
every detail and its reason. 

We have heard Marion express a desire to enter the business 
world, but we hope that she will not "set it on fire." 

<!£labpg iBtancp dlreentooob 

Adams, Mass. 

Cheerful, always good natured, a friend of everyone is Gladys. 
One cannot long be in the same group with her without being 
filled with a spirit which would take one "over the top." In 
short, to be in her company one "Cann" forget his worries over 
studies and be frivolous. 

She is an orator of ability, cast by nature in the role of a trage- 
dian, but eternally playing the comedian. 

Her next special is art work, which is of the Gibson girl or 
James Montgomery Flagg type, and which adorns this book, as 
well as all other material with which she comes in contact. 

Favorite expression: "Crumps." 

Pastime: Talking. 

&mp jfvuntti K^arbp 

Shelburne, Mass. 

Bemember Amy? Certainly! How can we forget the most 
ambitious girl in our class? 

The moon on winter's mornings finds Amy hard at work over 
a study book. Oh, no! It always was a study book. The 
summer sun finds Amy at five-thirty again in the same position. 
This is the secret why Amy always has her lessons. "A word to 
the wise is sufficient." Ask Amy how many 5.30 signs she has 
made for the watchman. 

Did you ever see Amy frown? She is thoughtful and kind. 

If you want to have a good laugh to ease your burdens ask 
Amy to tell a few stories. She knows great quantities and 
great varieties of them. We all wish her success in the hard 
school of life. 



Cbna JSlancfje Harmon 

Great Barrincton, Mass. 

Perhaps some day she's feeling blue 
And the tears in her grey eyes shine, 
But, before very long a smile comes too, 
And then she's feeling fine. 

"Eddie" is one of our jolly "suite" girls, filled with the most 
brilliant ideas ("which don't work") and always ready for fun. 
Who can ever forget her tramp, tramp down the hall, and her 
laugh when she has just seen a joke? 

Her favorite expressions are "Really?" and "Well, come on." 

Constance ^otoarb Harrington 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

As a leader tried and true, 

We esteem and reverence you. 

In poetry, art and etiquette 

You've won the name of "suffragette." 

May your sky be bright and blue, 
May you succeed in all you do; 
And, when you are about to fret, 
Remember, dear, we love you yet. 

"Con," our radical classmate! 

The views of the occupants of the lower end of the third floor 
corridor have become broadened and expanded thru the forceful 
and inspiring words of this future prophet of "liberal-minded- 

Of course there are times when she descends to the level of 
ordinary minds. At such times she has even been known to 
concoct a jelly known as Jiffy Jell and to indulge with the rest 
in consuming it at forbidden hours of the night. 

Her greatest ambitions are, that women may become sensible 
enough to wear simple Grecian costumes for comfort, and also, 
that they may have the vote. 

She is a most interesting and enjoyable member of our class. 

jlltlbreb Catfjer ^ementoap 

Pittsfield, Mass. 
Here she comes a tripping 

So pleasant and so tall; 
So very neat, so very fair, 

With a ready smile for all. 

A wide-awake, jolly girl is our kind-hearted "Billy." We 
find her always doing things for others, especially caring for the 
sick. For "Billy" has been sick herself and knows how to sym- 
pathize with others. When we do not find her doing this we 
hear her playing duets. Her favorite occupation is teasing, and 
a jollier girl you will never find the wide world o'er. 

Gymnastics is her favorite subject, into which she puts her 
whole heart and soul, and you are sure to hear her merry voice 
echoing through the "gym." 



tKljereaa Jfflargaret ^enneaap 

Waterbury, Conn. 

Tess! The name justs suits her. At almost any time you can 
hear the girls on third floor calling her, for she is one of the most 
popular girls in the "dorm," and is always in demand. 

I wonder why we all grin when she gets up to recite? Perhaps 
it is because she always says something original, and it appeals 
to our sense of humor. We shall not forget the day she tried to 
convince us that they converted potatoes into wild animals in 
South America. 

But Tess is very ambitious, and an earnest worker just the 

Her ambition will be fiulfilled only when she has the perma- 
nent wave in her hair, and when there are forty-eight hours in the 
day, for she would like to find time for a little sleep. 

Cora Jffltlbreb ^oj»t 

Cheshire, Mass. 

Here's to the girl who hails from that popular and progressive 
town of Cheshire (we gained that opinion of the burg from her 
spiels in geography). However, her heart is not there, but is 
"back home" in dear old New York State, in a little country 
town where "hymns" are popular and numerous. There she 
will eagerly flee, barely waiting to receive the diploma for which 
she has ardently worked, and which will enable her to teach the 
little Dutchmen. She's a happy-go-lucky sort of person, never 
troubling trouble until trouble troubles her. Also she has ob- 
served that there is one place where sympathy can always be 
found, — in the dictionary. 

jWargaret llarren l^pbe 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag, and smile, smile, smile!" 

"What's the use of worrying?" asks Margaret, so on her way 
rejoicing she goes, and usually gets there too. Margaret is a 
very wide-awake little person, who came to us from somewhere 
down East where the people say "heah" and "theah." A great 
deal of Peg's spare time is spent in knitting helmets, wristers and 
socks for the gallant soldier boys. During her Junior year 
Margaret remained loyal to the shining lights in "Junior II" but 
this year she robbed it of some of its luster when she joined the 
kindergarten forces. If you will look keenly into the future 
you may see Margaret in her "Little Gray Home in the West," 
teaching the youth of California, where she will live happily ever 



&o*alte Cfjriattna Sforban 

North Adams, Mass 

Km ready, ever dear; 
Let come what may, 
But never a tear- 

Who is this little miss? Why, Rosie! Her sweet winning 
ways and cheery smile have won for her a firm place in all our 
hearts. Her two bug-bears were English and fashion-plates (?), 
but she successfully surmounted the first difficulty and came up 

She has always graced our social affairs and unconsciously (?) 
she has displayed a fair amount of muscle in our basketball games. 

Rumor tells us that Rosie has partly made up her mind to 
enter partnership with the manager of the five and ten cent store, 
but without doubt the lure of a rural school will be too strong 
for her to resist during the coming year. 

Ilempte iWarta Eallto 


Why, if here isn't Lempie, our winsome lass, 
The best natured girl in all of our class. 
Whatever you want, of her you may ask, 
For she is accomplished in every task. 

Now Lempie has views, I am sad to relate, 

Concerning the blessed matrimonial state, 

But as to her teaching for six dreary years, 

We all have our doubts, which are mingled with fears. 

Wherever she goes, whatever she does 
We know she'll be faithful and loyal and true, 
And now as the day of our parting draws nigh, 
We bid her adieu with many a sigh. 

3rene Catherine Yearns; 

North Adams, Mass. 

Irene? Which Irene? Why Irene Kearns, of course, with 
brown eyes and dark brown hair. Although of slight build, we 
are sure she has the ability to win her battles. 

Faithfulness to her studies is her most marked characteristic, 
yet interest is not far behind. She has opinions concerning 
certain subjects. 

Ask Irene how she liked the movies last night, and if anything 
good is on the screen to-night. She is sure to answer, 

''Oh, it was wonderful, and I think it will be fine to-night." 

It is well that we have some one who is posted on what is 
going on in the moving picture world. 

We know from her about the scenery along the Mohawk Trail 
but perhaps some other interest guides her feet, — who knows? 

We will cherish her memory thru the years, and now bid her 


1918 NOR MA LOG U E 

iHarguertte Veronica Ilennep 

Franklin, Mass. 

"Begone, dull Care, I prithee begone from me. 
Begone, dull Care, thou and I shall never agree." 

Rita came among us two years ago and has been creeping 
into our hearts ever since. Not that she is quiet, — oh no! 
We know better, and always find her ready for everything, 
especially if dancing and refreshments are included. 

She is one of our shining stars in athletics and often takes her 
"gym" walks on railroad tracks. 

Rita's readings will never be forgotten by us for nothing afford- 
ed us greater pleasure than listening to them. 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Laugh, and the world laughs with you". Well, who wouldn't 
laugh when Josephine begins an argument with Mr. Murdock in 
psychology class? Finally, being out of breath, she sits down, 
because "there's a chair there." Of whom are we speaking? 
Why, it's the Senior Class Joker(r). Life would indeed be miser- 
able without Jo's funny remarks and witty sayings in geography 
and history of education. 

Unfortunately there are few people in this world who have an 
ideal, but Josephine possesses a real live ideal, and he resides 
in Salem. Now we know why Jo is so loyal to the Empire State. 

When you see her gazing into the blue, blue sky, with her 
thoughts far away, it is time to call, "Come back to earth, Sale- 

Jflorence CU^abetf) Etlburn 

Concord, N. H. 

"And welcome ivheresoe'er she went, 
A calm and graceful element." 

Here's Florence of the good heart and helping hand, always 
ready at any time to be of service. 

She has many short "cummings," but we are fond of her never- 

She it was who as Columbia made our final tableau an inspiring 
and beautiful picture. 

Her great weaknesses are a fondness for sweets and sweet- 


19 18 NORMALOC! E 

^elen <^ertrubc ILarfetn 

Great Harrington. M \ss. 
"The only way to have a friend is l<> be one." 

Helen is our vice-president and came to us from Great Har- 
rington. During her Senior year it became evident that her aim 
was to win a certain "Mark," who was known by her to be a dear. 

Of late the corridors have echoed with the familiar cradle song, 
"Bye, Baby Hunting." Her cash account troubles her greatly, 
and every night we see her at work making it balance. That 
"Lark" may always go through life spreading good cheer is the 
last wish of her classmates at N. A. N. S. 

Hfulia ftoae lUtoto 

Florence, Mass. 

"Wilh shortened skirt and ankles silken clod, 
Julie comes, as sweel u maid us can be had." 

Julie comes to us from Hampshire County, where to judge 
from her conversation they have Old Home Week all the year 
round. For a time Julie did everything, even in the musical 
line, for "the love of Mike." 

May the future strew her path with roses, is the wish of the 
girls of N. A. N. S. 

Jud's chief ambition — To become a matron. 

Jud's favorite expression — "Old Home Week." 

Her favorite pastime — Writing write-ups. 

Nicknames — Julie, Jud. 

Jflabel Cfjadotte lUUp 

Ashfield, Mass. 
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." 

Listen. What is that? 

Oh, that is Mabel whistling. Not long after she came among 
us we found her to be a merry whistler and the promoter of a good, 
jolly laugh. Still another accomplishment has this wee (?) 
country lassie. Frequently, if one carefully fits his ear to the 
keyhole of Room 14, anytime between 9.30 and 10.30 (??), the 
rat-a-tat-tat of a sprightly clog dance may be heard, accompanied 
by strange, queer, but melodious sounds from her pet harmonica. 

When a Junior, Mabel was invited to join the school Glee 
Club and thus develop her rich alto voice. Whenever a deep 
sonorous voice is heard in the corridors, we are thus reminded: 
"Balance your corners, 
Right hand to your partner, 
Grand right and left." 

She will always be remembered as a good faithful worker in all 
things, a leader in stunts of various kinds and the possessor of a 
hidden power to incite her fellow-students to arguments in geog- 
raphy class. If interest lags for only a moment she is instantly 
on her feet and arguing some problem like a Philadelphia lawyer. 

We feel sure of her success wherever she may go. Good 
wishes accompany her from all the Class of 1918. 

Chief Ambition — To be a gym. teacher. 

Favorite Pastime — Playing harmonica and clog-dancing. 

Favorite Expression — Oh, Dear! ! ! 



Jfflilbrefc Clpmera itlaaon 

Conway, Mass. 

"Be gone, dull rare! 
Thou and I .shall never agree." 

This is Mildred. We all know her by the hearty, ringing laugh 
which she exercises so frequently and by her bewitching, soft 
brown eyes. 

She is one of our jolly good-natured girls, always willing to help 
and comfort everyone of us. During Senior year she has been 
very efficient as pianist for the Glee Club. 

It is expected that "Mason" will teach intermediate grades 
until the war is over and her soldier-boy returns from France. 

Favorite Poem — "Farmer John." 

Common expression — "I think that's awful." 

Favorite occupation — Making "5 pointers" in stationary bas- 

&utf) Bean JWatfon 


"When I ope my lips, lei no dog bark." 

Here indeed is a student in the truest sense of the word. From 
earliest days in Junior year, Ruth has perserveringly applied 
herself to the books and achieved her reward — the reward of an 
earnest worker. Her worries on "whether we'll have a test to- 
day" have always been unbounded. 

Peg's sense of humor is great and many a good laugh enjoyed 
by the rest of the class have been due to her jokes. Yes. she 
even went so far as to wink at Mr. Murdock in psychology and 
then tell him about it. 

We expect great things from Ruth Mason. 

J&tlen &Qnt& Jffleagfjer 

Lenox, Mass. 

Pink are her cheeks and black her hair, 
A better girl you'll find nowhere. 

Sitting near monuments at night 
Is now and then her chief delight. 

We know right well she likes to slide, 
Then for a good old taxi ride! 

If ever you are down and out, 

Just go to Helen; she'll help you out. 

Triumphant in all that you do, 
Is the last wish from us to you. 


1918 NORM ALO(;iJE 


Here's to Helen, the girl with the smile. If ever one could look 
on the bright side of life, she could. The only thing that makes 
her frown is being called "Miss MeClraw." The class will never 
forget that laugh, wc are sure, for it can be recognized for rooms 
around. She is not only one of our real students, but also is an 
able leader in all classes. We shall expect Helen to make a big 
mark in the world. 

3Jane gnnetta ifflontgometp 

North Adams, Mass. 

With ev'ry pleasing, ev'ry prudent part, 
What can Jane want? She wants a heart! 

If you don't believe this, you don't know Jane. No girl ever 
looked more for romance. That is why she is so fond of the 
movies, and particularly of Douglas Fairbanks. Sometime maybe 
she will find out what causes the pain around her heart. 

Of course there is another side to her nature, and that side is 
very different, kind, — studious, rather quiet, but full of fun when 
you know her, and always ready for a good time. Altogether 
she is a fine friend to have. 


iflarp Cfllen jHullanep 

Lenox, Mass. 

As gentle as a lily, as sweet as any rose, 
She walks among us, loved by all she knows, 
And where her tender eye doth gleam 
More sunny all doth seem. 
And where is heard her charming voice 
In hope doth all that place re;oice. 

For one upright and sincere in all undertakings Mary's name 
must be written high upon the roll of honor. To have her signa- 
ture attached to any paper means, as the faculty will agree, 
"Well done." 

A rare companion and schoolmate, she holds a place of high 
esteem in our hearts. But we cannot, would not, keep her from 
her life work. 



iHarion C JflulbtUe 

Norfolk, Conn. 

Her friends, they are many; 
Foes, has she any? 

"Billie," one of the enthusiastic members of our Pillow Club, 
does try hard to keep up the name of her room, "The Owls' 
Nest," but, owl or no owl, she refuses to lose her beaut} - sleep 
between 10.15 P. M. and 7.10 A. M. 

Her winning ways and bright smiles have more than twice 
enticed us from our dry books out to enjoy the cold air or warm 
sunshine, for she revels in nature. A product map is to her simple 
compared with the leaving of a certain American Eddy. 

She will have "done her bit" when she gets thru the "Courtin' " 
without laughing at the wrong time, and gets others to appreciate 

TLoui&t Miniixth Jloe^el 

North Adams, Mass. 
"For if she will, she will, you may depend on't, 
And if she won't, she won't, so there's (he end of 't." 

Louise is one of our many Drury graduates. Work seems to be 
a great pleasure to her at least she is always busy. Her one 
tribulation is attending "Gym," why we know not. She has a 
lovely disposition at times, but — well, she's only human. 

Best wishes Louise from the class of 1918. 

Ambition — To become an "Alderman." ■* 

Pastime — Those trips to Adams. 

Favorite expression — "Say." 

Favorite occupation — Filling her hope chest. 

€mma 3lrene J&ortfmp 

North Adams, Mass. 

A true friend, a helpful classmate, and a good student is Irene. 
For two years she has served faithfully as our Class President. 
Her sunny smile and cheerful disposition have won a place for 
her in the hearts of all her classmates and teachers. For two 
years also has she graced our Glee Club by her presence. 

Irene is especially interested in the war, and is partial to Spring- 
"Field" rifles. However, she finds time to be somewhat interest- 
ed in a certain "Jackie." 

From her description of her experiences in Savoy, we are sure 
that she would like a permanent position there. 

Never mind, Irene, wherever you go and whatever you do, you 
have the best wishes of the class of 1918. 


19 18 NORM A LOOT K 

etntl) eit^abetl) #f)tUtpa 

North Adams, Mass 

Edith, the leader of the Glee Club is more familiarly known to 
us as "Do." When you first look at her you think she is bashful, 
but looks are very deceiving. We can always tell when Do is 
around by that stage laugh which she has recently cultivated. 
When she comes into the assembly hall every morning we can 
always tell whether or not she has anything to tell us. Usually 
it is, "Girls, I have a joke for you," and then you see the girls 
gathering around her, and finally a chorus of Ha! Ha's! We 
always thought we could recognize Edith a mile away, but there 
was one night that she fooled us, when she wore some little 
black curls, and a cap. 

Edith did not use to be as anxious to get to school at nine 
o'clock as she was to leave in time to catch the five o'clock car. 

We shall surely miss her smiling face when she takes up her 
new work next year, but we all wish her success. 

&Uce 4£toenbolj>n $umell 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

Alice is jolly, Alice is gay, 

Alice is sweet in her own true ivay, 

For Alice likes candy and all that's nice, 

And we hope her life will be full of spice. 

Nickname — "Al." 

"Al," with her happy disposition has turned many a gloomy 
day into sunshine for us during her two years at Normal. When 
looking for a good time, the Seniors, — and often the Juniors, — ■ 
have found it wise to consult her. 

We hear she is interested in rowing, and in the manufacture 
of lime. The best wishes of the class of 1918 go with you, dear 

Favorite expression — "I'll scream!" 

Favorite pastime — Reading certain interesting letters. 

€mma iWap fttce 

Charlemont, Mass. 
"Good health and good sense are two of life's great blessings." 

"Em" is a girl with "lots of pep," hence she is a valuable factor 
when we plan for a good time. She delights in taking morning 
shower baths and in letting others "know" of her early rising. 

Being with us a year and a half, she has won all our hearts in 
the same irresistible way. From remarks now and then we 
know that she has won the heart of another also, and regularly 
Emma visits her "cousins" in Lanesboro. 

Vocation — Teaching "intermediates." 

Avocation — Piano playing and cooking. 



Calista ftoberta 

Jacksonville, Vt. 

Perhaps you think she's quiet, 
We acknowledge that she's wise; 

But don't you see the mischief 
In her big, blue eyes 

Nickname — "Clis. ' ' 

Almost any Saturday evening about seven o'clock we hear 
"Clis" call, "Oh, Gertrude, don't you think we had better 
get some coat hangers?" You would think she might have a 
surplus number of those articles, but we who understand know 
that she means, "Let's go to the movies!" 

Highly emotional and much like an April day is our "Clisie," 
for the frequent clouds and showers are always quickly chased 
away by a bright laugh; then carefree and cheerful she again 
goes on her way, — and who can help loving her? 

Favorite occupation — Going to the movies and writing letters 
— to whom? 

Favorite expression — "Gosh." 

Ambition — To go West. 

(Georgia gnasftacia Jxotnnson 

South Shaftsburv, Vt. 

Shadowed by many a careless curl, 
We see our friend, this Vermont girl. 

Georgia is certainly a friend to all. She will always be re- 
membered for her generosity as she is often the first to offer help 
to any one in need. 

Surely we shall always remember her smile, and the twinkle in 
her eye, which has been seen even during what many consider 
the troublesome moments of recitation. 

If we should travel through the beautiful Green Mountains of 
New England during the summer months we might see that smile 
deepen and broaden while she drives her own car. 

We wish her every happiness for the future. 

Pauline &op 

Pittsfield, Mass. 

You seem to wear 

On your curly hair 

The smile of the setting sun 

Ah me! how years will run! 

But your heart as now will still be true 

To your friends, as they'll be true to you. 

Pauline had already had some teaching experience before she 
joined our class. We have all enjoyed her presence, for her 
bright smile and words of encouragement have often cheered us. 

During the Autumn months she left us three times to go to her 
home, where wedding bells rang out for each great occasion. 
We cannot help wondering if Cupid did not suggest to her the 
Household Arts Course which she has taken here. 

Somehow Pauline always failed to return from the week end 
spent at home until Monday morning, because she said that 
Sunday evening is the best part of the visit at home. 

As her favorite topic is travel, in future years we shall without 
doubt hear of her in many foreign lands. Her favorite pastime 
is riding her saddle horse through the Berkshires. 

May good luck go with you, Pauline, and may all your efforts 
be crowned with success. 



Uoutsc lAiciiaibson &>antn> 

Holyoke, Mass. 

"Full of the deepest, purest thought, 
Doing the very things she ought, 
Stooping to all good deeds." 

Here is Louise, who drifted into the class of 1918 from that 
bustling city called Holyoke. 

It is needless to say that she immediately won the love and 
appreciation of all her classmates by her cheerful smile and sincere 
greeting, "Hello, Old Top! - ' From the beginning Louise has 
been recognized as a leader among the girls of 1918, for she has 
constantly contributed invaluable aid and suggestions in all 
doings of the class and in meetings of the house. 

When not eating chocolate or calling at room 7, Louise is 
thinking of how she can put her training to the best possible use 
on the western plains. In fact her greatest ambition is to improve 
pedagogy in the West. Do not be surprised if some day in the 
future when you attend a conference of some sort or other you 
are given a lecture by Dean Sandy of Clark College for Women. 

!Ulue (Hertrube dearie 

Easthampton, Mass. 

"Quiet and well-conducted 
But always ready for fun." 

Some think "Al" is quiet, but that is because they don't know 
her. Just happen around at Room 43 any time during the day, 
and you will hear her bright, merry laughter. Long will we 
remember the feeds that were given in that room. Always she 
is ready to share with others; ever she is kind to us all. Her 
favorite occupation is working on authors' books while here, 
but at home it is driving a Dodge. 

gnnie &ebbon 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Laugh and live" is Annie's motto, and she has a smile which 
out-does the famous Fairbanks grin. Indeed we can always 
hear her before we can see her, and it is that contagious laughter 
of hers which captivates us all. There are other people who like 
her, too, but we can't just tell whether it is the smile or the yellow 
dress which is the reason. 

Annie's hobby is studying birds, her favorite being bluejays, 
but who can blame her? Blue-jays are fascinating creatures, 
and we hope that she may enjoy their songs to the end of her 


19 18 NORMALOGt'E 

Jlora ggnes £>fjea 

Daltox, Mass. 

Now she is In 
Now she is there; 
A friend to all 
She is everywhere. 

In years to come we have all to remember Xora, our friend and 
ally in time of need. Kind, generous and sympathetic, she is 
an ardent supporter of Mr. Hoover and frequently has edified us 
by a model speech on "Food Conservation." 

To her the class of 1918 extends all good wishes, and hopes that 
the star of success may shine over her fair head, whenever she 
is imparting knowledge to the children of some distant rural 

ifWargaret Cleanor iHjean 

Daltox, Mass. 

"When you do dance, I wish you were a wave o' the sea, 
That you might ever do nothing but that." 

Peg wandered into X. A. X. S. two years ago, and since then 
has daily made the trip between third floor and the dining room 
any time before seven-thirty. Peg's favorite pastime is dancing, 
and when a man dance is mentioned, she can hardly keep her 
feet on the floor. Perhaps this accounts for her sudden depart ure 
to Dalton one Friday afternoon, and similar return on that same 
night, and the consequent "Rays" of light in the vicinity of 
Church street thereafter. 

&utt) jflSlrJUnlep H>pooner 


"No light of fool, 
So light of spirit!" 

"On with the dance! Let joy be unconfined." 

This may not be the motto of Spig's life but in dancing she 
finds her principal diversion, and she so far excels that she has 
at least a county wide reputation for grace and skill in the dance. 
Spoon has never spent an undue amount of time exploiting her 
brilliancy in the classroom, her chief bug-bears being arithmetic, 
her "abominable writing," and her abuse of the letter "s," but, 
having the social duties of the class resting on her shoulders, she 
has allowed some who were less skilled to attend to these trivial 

Ready for a joke and a laugh at all times, with the sunniest of 
dispositions and a rare wit, Ruth has made all of us her lasting 

As she lives in the college town, her masculine friends are 
many, but not all are located there, if we may judge from Ruth's 
correspondence, and we know that for one Boy(d) she would 
leave her happy home. 

Most assuredly we know Ruth will be successful whether it 
be as a teacher of the three R's or of the latest modern dances. 



Jtlartotjf ftena £s>trail 

North Adams, Mass. 

"Hello Marv.!" How often we have heard those words in the 
last two years! Was it because Marv was always appearing? 
No, but because cheer and good feeling came with her presence. 

The night she appeared as "Doug," in a soldier's uniform 
brought a deep sigh from one who posed as an Irish maiden. We 
think that if Marv takes up the profession she really wishes to 
and goes "Over There" as a nurse the song, "I Don't Want to 
Get Well" would be very popular. 

The future holds such miracles that if Marv. does not become a 
school-marm or a nurse, she may be appointed editor-in-chief of 
the "Bingville Bugle". Good luck to you, Marv. in whatever 
you do. 

Hatfjrpn ggnea QDooIan 

North Adams, Mass. 

Bed of cheek and dark of hair, 
Kathryn is always there. 

"Has anyone got an extra pencil?" Just before class we can 
see "Kat" skirmishing about to find her pencil. She is very 
fond of basket ball and is able to make a five pointer easily. 
She is generally on the winning team, but she has good losing 
spirit, too. Kathryn has great ability as a writer, having 
astonished the class with many very fine literary productions. 
Last year she wrote the "1917 F'arewell." Who knows? Some 
day she may be writing songs for rural and city schools (?). 
"Kat" is very fond of talking, in class and out. She talks a 
great deal of Joe, — not our Jo, — and also of Williams College. 
Her winning ways and pleasant smile will gain success for Kath- 
ryn, we are sure. 

Harriet "^Terttta Creabtoell 

North Adams, Mass. 

"For even Iho vanquished she could argue still 
And words of learned length and thundering sound 
Amazed the gazing rustics gathered 'round." 

"Tread" is one of the jolliest and most spirited members of our 
class, and although at times she has been a trial and tribulation 
to certain members of the faculty, at others she has been their 
pride and joy. Especially does she shine in geography. We can 
account for this by no other reason than Treadie's frequent trips 
to Albany, and the numerous letters she has to write each week 
to all parts of the country. 

Another of Harriet's accomplishments is Basket Ball. In this 
she shines as one of Miss Skeele's scintillating stars. 

Wherever she goes, Harriet will win popularity because of her 
happy sunny disposition and her ready adaptability. 



w*T "V 

diertrube g>plbta ISHljeeler 

Greenfield, Mass. 
T"o tune of "The Green Grass Grew All Around." 


There was a girl in room 7, the nicest girl you ever did see 
Girl in room 7, room 7 in the dorm, knowledge floating all 


The movies were her one hobby 
The nicest (?) movies you ever did see 

Movies her hobby, girl in room 7, room 7 in the dorm, knowl- 
edge floating all around. 

To go out West was her ambition, 
The finest place you ever did see 

Ambition to go out West, movies her hobby, girl in room 7, 
room 7 in the dorm, knowledge floating all around. 

Her favorite pastime was to sleep 
Till awakened by her wife at 7. 

Pastime to sleep, ambition to go out West, movies her hobby, girl in room 7, room 7 in the dorm, 
knowledge floating all around. 


"That makes me sick," was her favorite expression 
With the most meaning sigh you ever did hear. 

"That makes me sick," her expression, pastime to sleep, ambition to go out West, movies her 
hobby, girl in room 7, room 7 in the dorm, knowledge floating all around. 

Class ©Ktcers 


Irene Northup 


Helen Larkin 


Marion Gray 


Leona Burgner 

Corresponding Secretary 
Marvis Strail 



Characteristic Snitiate 

Makes everyone happy. 
Happy go lucky. 
Jolly and modest. 
Moves every minute. 
Ever using books. 
Chorals ever brightly. 
Makes faces beautifully. 
Gentle nice girl. 
Certainly made happy. 
Makes verse keenly. 
Likes work "nix." 
Enough energy perhaps. 
Just recites lovely. 
Mighty cute maiden. 
Good, active reciter. 
Hears every mistake. 
Jolly brilliant knocker. 
Expects invitation notes. 
Sees many busy. 
Remembers her books. 
Always feels happy. 
Mighty easy acting. 
Hasn't a diamond. 
Loves every boy. 
Most exceptional student. 
Marches around corners. 
Merely invites callers. 
Makes goo-goos. 
Good, fair friend. 
Conscientious, hopeful helper. 
Keeps above trouble. 
Grows steadily winsome. 


Really might say. 
Flirting every (k) night. 
Makes work hard. 
Invites callers kindly. 
Has brains. 

Always going down town. 
Has a man. 
A good partner. 
No ardent student. 
Has vocal talent. 
Always going somewhere. 
A kindly daughter. 
Expects to bother him. 
A modest girl. 
Looks real sweet. 
Catches coy rascals. 
Always smiling. 
Modern real suffragist. 
Certainly raves constantly. 
Rest easy; measles enjoyable. 
Meek, angelic child. 
Good cheerful caller. 
Mighty bashful. 
I follow boys. 
Makes everybody crazy. 
Always mildly blissful. 
Frank, vivacious child. 
Mighty clever lecturer. 
Rather daring maiden. 
Makes easy mark. 
Testing men's hearts. 
Loyal, modest, kind, 
clever judge. 




Edith Phillips 
Louise Sandy 
Jane Montgomery 
Mildred Mason . 

(glee Club 

(glee Club ffltmbexti 


Secretary and Treasurer 

. Librarian 


Vera Andrews 
Helena Armstrong 
Jessie Barber 
Alberta Bicknell 
Harriett Brendlen 
Evelyn Bringan 
Christine Brown 
Mary Canavan 
Madeline Cushman 
Rose Esler 
Grace Goodell 
Marion Gray 
Elizabeth Harrington 
Mildred Hemenway 
Cora Hoyt 
Margaret Hyde 

Margaret Jones 
Rosalie Jordan 
Lempie Kallio 
Marguerite Kenney 
Mabel Lilly 
Anna Molloy 
Marion Mulville 
Mary Nagle 
Irene Northup 
Anna Noyes 
Alice Purnell 
Lillian Schroder 
Lucy Sears 
Annie Seddon 
Marvis Strail 
Harriet Treadwell 



Wbivtitfb (glee Club Eecttai 

#lap 17, 1918—8 o'clock 


The Jay is a Jovial Bird . 

Sing a Song of Roses 

Sleighing Frolic — A descriptive Cantata 

E'en the Bravest Heart from Faust . 

Out on the Deep .... 


Sing! Sing! Birds on the Wing . 

Summer Fancies 

I Know a Bank .... 
The Low-Backed Car — Old Irish Song 
Hedge Roses ..... 

Christine Brown 

Junior Members 

. H. B. Pasmore 
Fay Foster 

Frederic Lohr 

Godfrey Nutting 

Olivier Metra 

Charles E. Horn 
F. Schubert 


Who is Sylvia? from "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" 


Salut d'Amour ........ 

Norwegian Dance ........ 

Elizabeth Harrington 
Hey Ho ! Pretty Maids 

Double Quartet of Seniors 
Spring Beauties ........ 

May bell and the Flowers ...... 

Wanderer's Night Song ....... 

Patriotic Songs 

. Schubert 

Edward Elgar 
Edward Greig 

H. Waldo Warner 

G. W. Chadwick 





QTfje (Slee Club Concert 

THE Thirtieth Glee Club Recital took place on Friday evening, May 17, 1918, at eight 
o'clock in the Normal School auditorium. We had a large and appreciative audience. 
Interesting features of the concert were that our entire program consisted of our own 
talent, and that we gave the recital independent of financial aid from the school. 

The patriotic songs were very appropriate and were well received by the audience. Rounds 
of the slogans of today (saving wheat and helping in the war work) and "The Unfurling of the 
Flag" and the "U. S. A. Forever" were sung. 

W i jj|MJljJJI''rl''JI" 



3 TOonber $oto tCJjep OToulb loofe 

Louise Sandy without a book. 

"Jo" Kerr with nothing to say. 

Rosalie Jordan six feet tall. 

Edna Harmon singing a solo in chapel. 

The dining-room full (nevertheless sober) on Sunday morning. 

Lempie Kallio vexed. 

Mr. Smith giving us a "call down." 

Alice Searle weighing 160 pounds. 

Rita Kenney unhappy. 

Madeline Courtney wearing a soiled dress. 

Miss Waterman with nothing to do. 

Hazel Denison studying at 5 :30 in the morning. 

"Connie" Harrington in church. 

Mr. Jones in a dress suit. 

Amy Hardy teaching "Social Dancing." 

Everyone at chapel on the same morning. 

Miss Pearson at the table in the morning on time. 

Gladys Greenwood with a dress four inches from the floor. 

Mabel Lilly book-keeping (?) in Washington, D. C. 

Mildred Mason a minister's wife. 

Irene Betters with a girl friend down town. 

Miss Varrell without friends. 

Pauline Roy with straight red hair. 

Marvis Strail insincere. 

Mr. Murdock forgetting to assign a psychology lesson. 

"Tess" Hennessy with low heeled shoes. 

Helen "Lark"in working for herself and not for others. 

Mr. Eldridge impatient. 

Stella Butkavitz on time anywhere. 

"Fran" Casey eating meat and potato. 

Helen Meagher as car conductor in New York City- 

Emily Bissell with unprepared lessons. 

Miss Baright without her ring of keys. 

Hattie Bolton with her hands out of her pockets. 

Mrs. Van Etten round shouldered. 

Florence Kilburn teaching manual training at N. A. N. S. 

Annie Seddon without a smile. 


19 18 NORMAL G U E 


*a! %al 


Speaking of voluntary and involuntary movements : 
Mr. Murdock: — "What did you do when I moved?" 
Miss R. Mason: — "I probably winked." 

Mr. Murdock: — "How did you happen to sit down, Miss Kerr?" 
Miss Kerr: — "Because there was a chair there." 

Miss Treadwell (reciting) : — 

"People live a communal life as well as the bees. The President corresponds to the 
queen bee." 

Mr. Murdock (telling a story) : — 

"At one time there were a lot of men in the dormitory." 

Miss Allsop, with a gasp: — "But never again." 

After everyone had enjoyed a fish story told by Mr. Murdock, Miss Kerr questions, 
"But what's the point?" 

Mr. Murdock: — "Miss Kerr, can you tell me what death is?" 
Miss Kerr: — "Something we have all got to go through." 

Mr. Murdock: — "Have any of you girls ever passed messages thru your hands?" 
Have we, girls? 


Reading papers on the "Intimate Family" 

Miss Hemenway: — "The father, of course, was of age." 

Miss Denison: — "Jim went to Colorado to support a cow." 

Miss Treadwell's idea of a model home is based on the amount the occupants have to eat. 

Miss Kerr: — "In some places they kiss when they meet each other. Where is it?" 
Mr. Smith: — "When I find out, Miss Kerr, I'll let you know." 




Mr. Eldridge: — "What do we mean by 'draining a river?' " 
Miss Kerr: — "That it doesn't overflow." 

Mr. Eldridge: — "Tell how potatoes are planted, Miss Hemenway." 
Miss Hemenway: — "Potatoes have eyes from which stems grow." 

Mr. Eldridge: — "How many think that grass would be green all the year if it were not 
for the frost?" 

Miss Kerr: — "Yes, because it always is in Ireland." 

Mr. Eldridge: — "Where do they get the wood for chair seats in Readsboro?" 
Brilliant Answer: — "From the saw mill." 

Miss Shea: — "I don't even know what causes day and night." 

Miss Treadwell (waving her hand frantically) :—" I can tell Miss Shea about it; the 
sun sets at night, and makes it dark." 

Mr. Eldridge : — "There are a great many books missing. They are allowed to go out at 
4 p. m. and are supposed to be returned at 9 the next morning ; but they seem to have acquired 
the faculty of walking out alone." 

The girls consider this only natural, since everyone is at war. 

Mr. Eldridge: — "How did you start your booklet, Miss Roberts?" 
Miss Roberts: — "Well, I didn't follow your outline; I did it as I thought it ought to be 

Miss Gray: — "In the eastern part of the U. S. the farmer sees to it that he has enough 
rainfall to carry on agriculture." 

Miss Hennessy : — "The population of Massachusetts is 99+ per sq. mile." 

Discussing barges on the Erie Canal. 

Mr. Eldridge: — "How are the barges drawn?" 

Miss Kerr: — "By one couple of sets of donkeys on each side to pull." 

Miss Montgomery (discussing important factors for Mass. maps): — "How can you 
represent airship lines? They are in the air." 

literature anb Composition 

Miss Baright: — "What is a wizard?" 
Miss Mullaney: — "It's an insect." 

Miss Baright: — "Miss Larkin, you must put your hand up far enough so that I can 
hear it." 

Important Query: — "Why was Miss Mason thinking of "Farmer John" when Miss 
Baright was telling about "The Ole Man and Jim?" 

Miss Gray: — "Officers get a bigger dose of salutes than privates." 

Miss Baright: — "Does anyone know of a poem that will correlate with the life of Clara 

Miss Hennessy: — "Yes, I know one, but I don't know the name of it, and I don't 
know what it's about." 



Miss Roy: — "I will resignate my place." 

Miss Bailey (rather excited, talking about the value of leather): — "Leather is so ex- 
pensive, that the men are keeping their hides." 

Miss Baright: — "Tell why the adjective 'unfortunate' applies to Dame Van Winkle." 
Miss Kerr: — "She was very unfortunate in getting Rip." 


Mr. Smith: — "The Styx is the river that divides Hell from the rest of us." 
We wonder how many of us constitute the "rest of us." 

Miss Mulville: — "If I had a neck like that bird I couldn't get in the door." 

Mr. Smith: — "What makes a good fowl?" 
Miss Kallio: — "Clean feathers." 

Mr. Smith: — "What is the greatest animal you know of?" 
Miss Lilly (quickly): — "Hippopotamus." 

Mr. Smith: — "Where are Brahma and Langshang?" 
Miss Kallio: — "On the bottom of page five." 

Miss Lilly: — "Is a small rat a mouse or just a rat, Mr. Smith ?" 

Mr. Smith at five minutes of 4 o'clock: — "Well, we will have to hurry on with the "Rat." 


Mr. Smith: — "Who was Miles Standish?" 

Miss Kearns: — "Why-a-a he was leader of the band." 

Miss Phillips: — "People came from New Haven and settled Newark, and somebody else 
came from some other place, and settled somewhere else." 

Mr. Smith: — "People were divided into two heads, — the round heads, and what was the 

Miss Spooner: — "Why I guess block-heads." 

Miss McGraw (impersonating): — "I carried on some operations with the chief." Nor- 
mal is not the place for you, Miss McGraw. 

In discussing the value of confiding in one person, Miss Kerr was heard to make the fol- 
lowing remark : 

"Never tell your secrets to a woman." 

Mr. Smith wonders whom you would tell them to. 

Cxcerpt from -paper on "Ctttjensrtnp" 

"I am an American citizen because I was born in the United States according to the 

<&pm. Cla*)S 

Miss Skeele (directing a dance with broomsticks) : — "All sticks will now come to middle 
of floor." 




Miss Varrell: — "What is rickets?" 
Ans. : — "Falling out of the teeth." 

Miss Varrell: — "How do you dust, Miss Gray?" 

Miss Gray: — "Well — there are several kinds of dusting; for instance, you can use a 
dust cloth. You dust after you sweep." 

Miss Varrell: — "Is your bread done, Miss Mullaney?" 

Miss Mullaney (looking at the clock): — "It will be done in two minutes." 

Mrs. Couch: — "Miss Spooner, what would you do if a child answered you disrespect- 

Miss Spooner: — "I would ignore him, and pass right over him." 

^earb in tJje &all 

"Do you think this court plaster will stay on until it comes off?" 

Miss Allsop: — "If I had to go into Government service I would be a sailor. I know 
I would make a good one because the teachers have kept me at sea so long." 

Miss Hyde seems to know all about the "Moonlight School." Why don't some of the 
other girls 'fess up? 

Miss Harmon (at dinner): — "I should think a doctor would feel funny when he gets 
to heaven and meets his old patients." Rather a deep subject for "Eddie" to think about. 

Miss Spooner (reciting): — "In the beginning, we are born very young." 

One Friday noon the girls were quite surprised to hear Mr. Murdock remark, "Monday 
morning I want you all to bring in your 'Next Generation.' " 

Miss Baright: — "Would John Burroughs like a red house, Miss Plumb?" 
Miss Plumb: — "Well, I think he would in the autumn." 




Eemimscencea of ©ur "Jfflan 2@ance" 

A "MAN DANCE" did some one say? Yes, we are to have a real "man dance" Saturday 
evening, February the first. What could be better! 
The decision made by the class at a house meeting called for the express purpose 
of talking over the delightful affair was that students other than those in the hall would be 
invited to join us that evening. 

Conscientious committees were carefully chosen to plan and develop Utopianism according 
to the standards laid down by the matron and by those members of the faculty residing in the 
dormitory. Committees on decorations, programs, invitations, reception, and refreshments 
all worked zealously toward making the social evening a success. Invitations were inflicted 
upon individuals within a radius of fifty miles. "You are cordially invited", etc., was the 
essence of these announcements, for we took for granted that within that area of 157 square 
miles, not more than one or two at the very most would refuse to attend such a promising good 
time. In fact, we had but to announce the date of the party since our partners had been looked 
over, passed judgment upon, asked, and all the rest, fully two months before. 

As the days of preparation fled by, the girls could be heard, even if not seen, hurrying 
from room to room, making out programs and accidentally, of course, getting an early glimpse 
of the new dresses. 

At 8:15 sharp the masculine guests were allowed to cross the thresholds of the front and 
side doors. Hat in one hand, card in the other, embarrassment in their smiles, a question 
mark on their foreheads, one by one and occasionally two by two they were shown to the guest 
room, and then to the social room in which feminine elegance was distinctly in the foreground. 

Everything was talked about, from the weather, — a tender topic in North Adams, — to 
the possibility of another social in the near future. All were sufficiently discussed before it 
was time to pass thru the long receiving line. For the now reluctant guests, this part of the 
evening's program came altogether too quickly, and passed altogether too slowly. Once on 
the floor of the reception hall, sighs of relief were seen to be unsuccessfully muffled by hand- 
kerchiefs or unbecoming smiles. 

Waltzes, one steps, and Paul Jones's were executed in the most graceful manner, to the 
strains of music which came from behind the embankment of ferns. 

In the meantime, the long receiving line was converted into a row of capable on-lookers 
unconsciously exercising their authority and yet busily engaged in "doing their bit" for the 
boys "over there." 

A certain amount of digression from the dancing was permitted by the laws of society. 
Refreshments in the reception room, card parties in the social room, short chats in the reading 
room, short walks thru the long corridors were all enjoyed. 

But all the evening the clocks had been moving by inches toward the fatal hour of de- 

"Home, Sweet Home" and "Good Night, Ladies" were played by the orchestra with a feel- 
ing which soon became implanted in the hearts of all. 

Lights out in the lower corridor at 11 :15! Final thanks for the delightful evening were 
expressed and "Good Nights" were hurried thru as the lights were gradually switched off. 

The next few minutes were employed in arranging for the next social as suggested in the 
early part of the evening. 

It was almost 1 1 :30 before all in Taconic Hall had fully recovered from the unusual excite- 
ment, and I am prone to think that they whispered as they fell asleep, "Wouldn't it be wonder- 
ful if we had a "Man Dance" every week?" 

Theresa M. Hennessy 





GCbe ©ance of tfje &Ute£ 

ON the 10th of November, 1917, the "Dance of the Allies" was presented in our Assembly- 
Hall for the benefit of the Red Cross. The hall was tastefully decorated with the 
flags of our allies, and the seats were arranged at the sides so that the numbers might 
be presented in the center of the floor. 

The program was patriotic and consisted of groups of folk-dances, songs and ballads of 
those nations now our allies in war. 

The first group to appear was the English, dressed in white. With each pair of girls adorned 
with similar colors, but different from the rest, they tripped delightfully through that old 
English folk dance, "Gathering Peas Cods." This was followed by an English ballad rendered 
very effectively by Miss Catherine Cullen. Two songs were then sung by the glee club, and 
amid hearty applause from the audience they danced from the room. 

Following this dance came the Scotch selections which began with the song, "The Camp- 
bells are Comin'." The entire audience was enthused when the dancers of the Highland 
Fling made their appearance in Scotch costume. Lithely and gracefully, yet with an air of 
dignity, they held the attention of the audience throughout. They retreated to the foot of 
the platform, and the next number began, as Miss Marguerite Kenney rendered pleasingly, 
"The Gay Goss Hawk," a Scotch ballad. 

Next came the Welsh song by the girls of Welsh descent, and this was followed by the 
Irish, Russian, French, Italian and Japanese selections. Each group was in the costume of its 
country, and it made a pleasing sight. 

After these came the last number, which was distinctly American. The first part was 
given over to the Indians, the first inhabitants of our country, and the dancers were attractively 
costumed as Indian maids. They gave some of the weird dances of their race and chanted 
Indian songs, after which Miss Theresa Hennessey, as one of the maids, recited an Indian 
legend from Hiawatha. The lights were dimmed, and the Indian group gave way to those 
who represented the present day Americans. These dancers, — some taking the part of gentle- 
men, — wore a present day costume, and came in dancing and singing, "We Won't Go Home 
Until Morning." They entertained the audience with some of the old fashioned dances, the 
quadrille being the chief one, and the figures being called off by one of the members. They 
then danced from the room, singing as they went. 

In the Grande Finale all the dancers who had previously taken part gathered around the 
Goddess of Liberty, Miss Florence Kilburn, and sang, "The Star Spangled Banner." Then 
they marched down the center of the hall singing, "The Old Flag Never Touched the Ground," 
as they vanished from sight. 

The dance was a splendid success, and no small sum was realized to be presented to the 
Red Cross. Moreover, its success was so complete that it was repeated under the auspices 
of the Woman's Educational Committee of the Woman's Club in Drury Academy with equal 

The students will always remember it as a delightful event during the school year, and 
one in which each shared to help our country. 

Marion E. Mulville 



®te American &nntoer*arp entertainment 

OFTENTIMES one feels that words are too weak to express fully the character and real 
meaning of any such occasion as that which demands and brings forth the quickening 
heart beats of a patriotic soul. So it was that this finer enthusiasm was afforded us 
when on April 11, 1918, the student body of Seniors presented "The American Anniversary 
Program," which had been carefully planned and worked out by Miss Baright. She had clev- 
erly adopted it as a most appropriate means of celebrating one of the greatest events in history, 
that of the entrance of the United States into the world war of the present day. 

The entertainment consisted of recitations and singing, — recitation of literature written 
only about this present conflict, and singing of patriotic songs. 

In the arrangement of the program much genius was shown. The first part was entitled 
"With One Clear Call for Me," and contained such numbers as would be fitting under this 
heading. Following were other headings, such as, "In Unity There is Strength," "The Enemy 
Is Loose Over There," "The World Must Be Made Safe For Democracy," "Do With Thy 
Might What Thy Hands Find To Do," "If There Is No Vision, the Nation Will Perish." 

Only those who attended this entertainment can fully appreciate any words concerning 
it, for satisfaction, patriotism, and pride were the feelings enjoyed by all before the close of 
that never-to-be-forgotten evening. 

Mary Mullaney 





®be Jumor=&emor jWagquerabe 

A MORE enjoyable affair for both Juniors and Seniors never took place than the mas- 
querade party which was held on October 30th in the gymnasium, under the auspices 
of the Junior class. 
The costumes, ranging from the styles of '7(5 to those of to-day, were extremely effective 
under the orange and black decorations. 

After the masqued ceremony of the grand march, dancing was enjoyed, and several per- 
sons ventured to have their palms read. 

Punch, pop-corn, and apples were the treats of the evening and each one helped to make 
them disappear. 

Ruth Spooner, Marion Gray and Harriet Treadwell favored us with fancy dancing; 
Rita Kenney and Gladys Montgomery pleased the audience with humorous recitations. 
Vera Andrews also gave a pleasing vocal selection. 

As the hour was growing late, one more dance was enjoyed, and the girls waited for the 
familiar strains of Home Sweet Home, which ended a pleasant and most enjoyable evening 
for all. 

Marion Gray 



Senior gmperlattbeg 

Most for 18 — Irene Northup 
Giggler — Frances Casey 
Class Baby — Leona Burgner 
Chatterbox — Josephine Kerr 
Brightest — Gertrude Wheeler 
Noisiest — Gladys Greenwood 
Heartbreaker — Irene Betters 
Best athlete — Kathryn Toolan 
Best all round girl — Rita Kenny 
Most ambitious — Louise Sandy 
Beauty — Marion Gray 
Grind — Ruth Mason 
Meekest — Alice Searle 
Most popular — Marvis Strail 
Most fashionable — Edith Phillips 
Cleverest — Nora Shea 
Sport — Ruth Spooner 


Bluffer — Minnie Bailey 
Dancer — Margaret Shean 
Most respected — Marion Barnes 
Cutest — Rosalie Jordan 
Most musical — Christine Brown 
Best natured — Helen Larkin 
Worst tease — Mildred Hemenway 
Most dignified — Jane Montgomery 
Best cook — Calista Roberts 
Least appreciated — Mabel Allsop 
Suffragist — Constance Harrington 
Most artistic — Florence Kilburn 
Jolliest — Mary Connors 
Most original — Harriet Treadwell 
Neatest — Helen Meagher 
Frankest — Hattie Bolton 
Best orator — Catherine Cullen 
-Julia Lawless 






Sbbress of Welcome 

FRIENDS, Faculty, Undergraduates and Classmates, in behalf of the members of the 
class of 1918 let me receive you in the words of an old enigma, 
"My first I hope you are, (Well) 
My second I see you are, (Come) 
My whole I know you are." (Welcome) 
This afternoon we come together with several hopes in our hearts. First and foremost 
that you will enjoy yourself at these our Class Day exercises. Second that the faculty will 
not be made unhappy and depressed at our departure. For the coming classes we earnestly 
hope that they will be as distinguished in mathematics and handicraft as we have been before 
them. For one another we hope that the most pleasant memories of the class of 1918 will 
follow us through the coming years. 

While you linger with us in this short time we feel sure you will see only the good. Our 
program will paint a vivid picture bringing before your eyes something of the work that we 
have been doing for the past two years. Those of you present who are seers of visions, do you 
not see in this distinguished class the "bachelor school -maids" of the future? Do you not see 
the hope of a new America that is to be born of Liberty through our efforts? 

Let me here say that we wish you to know that our Class Day and Graduation exercises 
have been planned especially for your pleasure, and also for the fond memories that will cluster 
around the dear North Adams Normal School when in old age we sit dreaming in front of the 
fire. You know, and we have learned to know, that virtue has its own reward. For two long, 
happy years we have passed through these silent halls seeking for the knowledge to carry on 
our life work. Now we have come to the end of our search, and shall soon be saying farewell 
in words but not in hearts to our Alma Mater, and with us we will carry the long sought 
treasure. Many lasting friendships have been made which have proved and will prove 
helpful, inspiring, and capable of bringing out the best there is in us. 
There are no friends like the old friends, 
Who have shared our school room days, 
No welcome like their presence, 
No homage like their praise. 

Irene Northup 


19 18 NORM ALOC I E 

gfobreste to tlje Juniors; 

MEMBERS of the Faculty, Ladies and Gentlemen, and members of the Junior Class, — 
Dear Friends : 
We, the class now graduating, in these final sacred hours that mark the close 
of our happy association and student life with you, pause in a solemn and reflective mood 
before we say, "Good-Bye." 

As members of the present graduating class our associations naturally tend to "101 (i- 
1918," two vitally interesting years to us. 

Most highly esteemed Juniors, to-morrow we leave our places for you to fill, yielding all 
we have enjoyed as Seniors. 

This inheritance warrants our giving you a little advice. 

Our message to the entire class is, be dignified! But let your dignity be tempered with 

To those in the Dormitory : Whenever there is a fire drill be sure to know your number, 
and don't let any telephone calls disturb the sweet serenity of that ceremony. Also, girls, 
have as your motto, "As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be," only darkness 
after 10:15 p. m. You should by this time have learned the rules about going out with the 
other sex. Don't forget that these same rules will hold good for next year. 

Now to those not in the Dormitory : 

The Richmond and Empire theaters are not on the straight and narrow path between 
Pine Cobble and Witt's Ledge. Before entering the geography room, be sure to know your 
left hand from your right, in order that you may detect North from South, and East from 
West. It would also be advisable for each of you to invest in a pocket dictionary and carry it 
with you to psychology class. 

Dear Juniors, wisely avail yourselves of the counsel of our excellent faculty. As they 
have hitherto helped us, they will now help you. When your work is done and you are going 
forth, as we are to-day, your hearts will be filled with the satisfaction of victories won, and 
the praises of the teachers who have prepared you for your profession will fall pleasantly on 
your ears. 

Ladies and gentlemen, members of the faculty, and of the Junior Class, our days here at 
the school are closing and it remains only for us to attempt to make brave our sad hearts as 
we bid you and our school farewell. 

Helen Larkin 


1918 NORM A LOOT" E 

Ee£pon£e to tfje Mentor* 

Members of the Graduating Class : — 

The day toward which you have been looking for the past two years is soon to become a 
reality. The class of '19 trusts that it brings to you joy and happiness. To us it comes with 
a measure of sadness, for we must bid farewell to those of you whom we have come to know 
and love. 

You have had a long, hard journey, but 

"The steepest place, the longest way, 
The hardest way of all to climb 
Is not difficult, they say, 
If it emerge somewhere, sometime," 
and in spite of all difficulties, in the face of veritable wire entanglements, you have emerged. 

Soon you will leave our dear Normal, to go out into new fields of work where you hope 
to become leaders in your communities. In another year, having been prepared for the same 
work, we will strike into other paths which lead out into the world. But though far and wide 
we may be scattered, the bonds of friendship which have been slowly forming during the past 
year will only be strengthened by the realization that we have lived and worked toward a 
common goal. 

Before we say good-bye, let us look back over the past year. 

Last fall, when we entered this institution as a class, perhaps not standing for quantity, 
but surely for quality, what would we have done, had it not been for the Seniors? Here was a 
maze of rooms, where teachers were looking for us and we were looking for them. You it was 
who kindly pointed out the trysting-place. 

When the work of the year had begun and we had our introduction to lesson plans, your 
heartfelt sympathy was greatly appreciated. At least it gave us a faint gleam of hope that 
some day we would be able to separate the Content from the Method. 

"But," you say, "that was mere child's play. Next year when you are making product 
maps for Geography or learning pages of Psychology verbatim you will realize that Junior 
trials were but slight things in comparison." 

When we come to that stage in our career, the greatest service we can render to the enter- 
ing class while they strive to gain the upper hand in the first year drives, will be to cheer them 
on so that at last they may take home the message that they have conquered. 

A few words about the "gym" work. Let us hope when we are sent on a hike to Pine 
Cobble or Witt's Ledge that the Richmond and the Empire may not loom up so large in our 
paths that we cannot go around them. "Movies" are alluring, but to get in trim for the 
winter's work we must forget their very existence. It would be terrible to have those sprightly 
little eighth graders beat the next year's Seniors in a game of "Stationary." 

Why warn us to be dignified? Doesn't that word "Senior" fairly bristle with dignity? 
When we assume that name we take upon ourselves the duty of upholding all the traditions of 
its past, especially the dignity of the monitors in the dormitory as they knock "Lights out, 
please," then hurry away to have a friendly chat with a Senior neighbor, or to place an alarm 
clock in the hall set for eleven fifteen. It's camouflage for a fire alarm and justifies all the 
statements of science in regard to its seeming truthfulness. 

Now, dear Seniors, we must bid you good-bye. May success ever crown your work, but 
in the midst of it, we trust that often your minds, having annihilated all thought of time and 
space, will bring you back to the happy days at Normal. Oh, dinna forget ! 



'Here away and there away, 
Up the world and down, 
You and I are going, friend, 
Under the sun and moon; 
Whether the roads divide or no, 
Whether alone or met, 
Whether we hail or bid farewell, 
Oh, dinna forget! 

Here away and there away, 
Pulling at Life's tether 
Down the world and up again, 
You and I together; 
Whether the days be dark or fair, 
Whether the skies be wet, 
Whether hands take hands or no, 
Oh, dinna forget ! 

Here away and there away, 

Over the heaving hills, 

On the trail of Happiness 

Beside the bonnie rills, 

Whether we work or whether we play, 

Whether we languor or fret, 

Whether the roads cross soon or late, 

Oh, dinna forget! 

Here away and there away 
Tramping the world together, 
You and I and a friend or two 
Over the blooming heather; 
Whether Life leads us near or far, 
Whether the end is yet, 
Whether we keep or lose the path 
Oh, dinna forget!" 

Lucy B. Sears 



Jltgtorp of tfje Clastf of 1918 

&ear ge! fteav |9e! ^ear f9e! 

I COME to tell you of that which you have never heard before. Nestled in the heart of 
the Berkshires lies an institution which carries on one of the noblest works of modern 
time. Whoever has visited North Adams will never forget the Berkshire Hills — nor 
the Normal School. 

Tempus Fugit, — time flies, — they say. Not so, time stays, we fly; and so the members 
of the class of 1918 are flying, but, like time, the normal school has stayed. 

This normal school has sent out many famous women, and as I delved into the annals 
of its history, I found that one of the most brilliant and beloved classes was that which 
launched its bark in 1918 — so many years ago. 

So interesting was the narrative of this praiseworthy class, that I turned the yellow leaves 
until I had stored in the pigeon holes of memory these facts, which I now pass on to you. 

It was during the year of 1917 that the dreaded plague, infantile paralysis, swept over 
the northeastern part of the United States. Several cases broke out in North Adams, scaring 
the inhabitants to such an extent, that the normal school kept its portals closed until October. 
Thus handicapped, 1918 began her course. 

In those days, a physical examination was given, which consisted of running down stairs 
and then up, to test the heart-beat ; a test, which, as we look back, seems rather superfluous as, 
no doubt, those young ladies hearts beat fiercely enough with fear and awe ! 

The first morning of school the little band flocked into the assembly hall trembling until 
their teeth chattered. For over one-half hour they sat as tho petrified, with at least a dozen 
pairs of eyes from the platform staring thru every one of them. After a very tiresome delay 
they were informed that they would go to the botany room for the first recitation. What 
did that mean to those girls, in a strange building that to them resembled a labyrinth ? They 
questioned everyone, and they were soon told that the room in question was on the first floor in 
the southwest corner of the building. How pleased they were — that was like so much Greek, 
and so they travelled on, hoping that someone would give them some intelligent information 
before the period was over. When at last the girls gained the first floor some kindly seniors, 
with many punches and pushes, assisted the down-hearted girls to the botany room. 

Many things were these fair lasses taught during the first year. As they trudged pain- 
fully up and down stairs, which were coated with a layer of glaze with the absolute intention 
of making one slide down a flight unless he clung to the banister, they learned the art of 
graceful accent and descent. But — ah! that painful day for the entire class when one of its 
members slipped, fell or was pushed down the treacherous stairs, and landed a three days' 
vacation as a result. Everyone was more careful than ever, you may rest assured. 

Under Miss Searle's careful tutelage, they learned to distinguish the "Swan-Song" from 
"Killarney" when played on the victrola. Standing out in the arithmetic room, one could 
almost tell whether it was a bar of "Yankee Doodle," or of "The Wearing of the Green," 
which was being "loo-ed" by a classmate. And so they spent a whole half year to get a better 
appreciation of music. Any budding Prima Donnas found in their midst were asked to 
lend their voices to the Glee Club and practice two noons every week for the annual concert in 


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What things these young maidens learned in Mr. Smith's gardening course! Among 
these bits of information were the following: the correct angle to place one's foot upon a 
spade in order to spade to the best advantage, the scientific way to sprinkle lettuce seeds, and 
last, but not least, the best way to water plants and the right amount of moisture needed if 
one wants to water the same plants but once during the season ! ! 

The happy, merry times spent in gymnasium reminded the girls of the carefree days 
before they undertook the difficult task of transforming themselves into teachers of the young. 
They learned that if chased by a wild creature they could easily scale a tree or somersault down 
a hill. So clever and skillful were these fair acrobats that they were allowed to exhibit 
their stunts to the interested public. 

In drawing class; as they "stood a spell — first on one foot then on t'other," gazing out 
from the top story of the normal school building down upon the city of North Adams, the 
girls were taught to observe whether or not the various houses fitted the landscape. 

After many years of endeavoring to master the art of correct conversation upon each and 
every occasion, the Junior year was spent as the first few years on earth, in learning how to 
talk, and that it was most extraordinary that people could understand them, when they said 
"o" when they should say "ah," etc. 

The girls were urged incessantly to spend hours before their mirrors, not as one would 
suspect, in making themselves agreeable to the eye, but rather in studying, and stretching their 
faces and mouths in all directions. How many of the poor unfortunate damsels found they 
had nasal twangs or some other impediments in their speech! 

Thus the year sped by, and it was with determination to return again in the fall as Seniors, 
and to make good in "the year of opportunity" that the class separated for the summer vaca- 

When they did so return, they developed a strength and power never before realized, and 
without undue pride the girls might have said that they had made good. 

At this time, all those forces which tend to bind a class together and which foster that 
"love for class" which later broadens out into the nobler and deeper feeling of "love for North 
Adams Normal School" began to act. 

After a most delightful summer, every one in the class thought she knew all about the 
moon, but Mr. Eldridge told them things about this planet of which they had never dreamed 
before. Speaking of Geography, one must mention the spirited arguments which took place 
in the same room, over the English language, namely — the difference between an idea and a 

The History periods were said to be ones of intense interest, and they were never inter- 
rupted except by the dismissal bell or the snoring of some fair creature in the back of the 

That part of the normal school charter which states that the purpose of a normal school 
is to make a girl either a school teacher or a good housewife was surely carried out on the 
third floor with Miss Varrell. The girls all felt that if the saying: "The way to a man's heart 
is thru his stomach," is true, they all would be successful, — if not as school teachers, then as 

In many parts of the history it was stated that the girls should not be blamed if their 
attitude was not always befitting one in the profession of teaching, because it was not really 
their fault, but the fault of the chromosomes. 

The class of 1918 never posed as iconoclastic. Yet during the senior year it strongly and 
effectively opposed certain influences which, tho common from long usage, were of rather 
questionable benefit to the school, as well as to the girls themselves; such as afternoon theater 
parties, walks around the "flat-iron," Sunday evening strolls, and the use of slang. 

On leaving this school of knowledge, 1918 had bright prospects ahead of it. The class 
was remarkable for the number of clear-headed, clear-thinking women which it contained, 
women who went out into the world to do their share of the great task of making boys and girls 
into future law-abiding, patriotic citizens of our country. 

Ruth McKinley Spooner 




Outside the Walls of Troy 

Hecuba: — Troy is fallen. 

Cassandra : — Ah Hecuba, but I see another nation strong and 

Hecuba: — Come, make haste, thy prophecy is in vain. 

Cassandra: — I see a nation strong and great, in which each has a part. Over the 
nation presides Marvis Strail ; in the high court sit Alice Searle, Margaret Hyde, Jane Mont- 
gomery and Emma Rice. In the Congress sit many waiting the passage of bills which they 
have presented. Some of the bills pending are: 

"An Organization for Extra-Exertion" hopefully suggested by Minnie Bailey. 

"A Twenty Year Normal Course" by Mabel Allsop. 

"A Waitresses' Promptness Union" by Hazel Denison. 

Alice Dunn desires a "Bill for a Commissioner of Ethical Pedagogy." 

"A Bill for the Elimination of Normal Suppression" by Josephine Kerr is filed with 
Lempie Kallio's "Short Story" plea. 

In the patent office await many inventions among which are: 

"Gum Extender" by Frances Casey. 

"Adjustable Assembly Mirror" by Mary Canavan. 

"Pocket Movie Show" by Irene Kearns. 

"The McGraw-Mason Midnight Oil" is soon to be in use. 

"Shriek Extinguishers" by Marion Barnes will soon appear. 

Marion Mulville, Florence Kilburn and Tess Hennessy have invented an appliance 
which forces noise upward instead of down. They now use it in their nunnery. 

The intellectual plane of this people is high, for among its literary productions are: 

"Argumental Modern Poetry" by Cora Hoyt. 

"Reduction of Procrastination" by Stella Butkavitz. 

"Matrimonial High Waters" by Courtney and Mullaney. ■ 

"Ancient Pedagogy and Modern Instruction" by Irene Northup. 

"The Early Bird Catches the Worm," an essay by Calista Roberts. 

"Review of Bernard Shaw, Ellen Key and Scott Nearing" by Nora Shea. 

The Problem of the Home has been solved by the Economics class of 19 IS by the organiza- 
tion and development of "Co-operative and Community Housekeeping." Helen Larkin 
plans the food for the group of families; Gladys Greenwood designs the homes; Katherine 
Toolan and Mildred Mason are physical instructors; Roxie Newcomb attends the very young; 
Marion Gray and Christine Brown are musical instructors; Helen Meagher furnishes artistic mill- 
inery; Georgia Robinson makes an efficient dairy farmer; Mabel Lilly is assistant chromosome 
instructor; the recreation of the community is furnished by Rita Kenny in "Non-Repeated 
Stories," by Mary Irene Connors in "It Pays to Advertise," with Florence Fahey as second 
lead; also, by the Connors-Carswell sketch, "Today's the First of May." There is, too, a Punch 
and Judy show for which Lena West furnishes the punches and Julia Lawless the squeals. 
Catherine Cullen, Ruth Spooner, and Edith Phillips design ideal costumes based on psychology 
notes, 'Early Childhood." Margaret Shean, Louise Sandy and Harriet Treadwell make all 
the class-day dresses in variegated prints. Rosalie Jordan is literature instructor. Every 


19 18 NORM ALOC l E 

detail of modern culture is provided for. While these specialists perform their duties, the 
heretofore enslaved housewives, among whom are Emily Bissell, Louise Noetzel, Alice Purnell, 
Hattie Bolton and Leona Burgner are taking part in international affairs, snatching the first 
chance open to their sex to express their individuality. 

Important positions have been given to the following: 

"Superintendent of Schools in New York City" to Mabel Weeks. 

Gertrude Wheeler: "President of Arbitration Board." 

Annie Seddon: "War Correspondent." 

"Rose Esler: "Hinsdale Supervisor." 

Addie Golledge has mapped an air route from Pownal to North Adams, on which Anna 
Dooley is conductor and Amy Hardy, motorman. 

Aesthetic dancing is taught in the "Hemen way-Harmon Academy," directly opposite the 
"Betters-Bicknell Gymnasium." 

Hecuba: — Come, come, Cassandra, Troy is fallen; thy prophecy is vain! 

Cassandra: — I come. 

Constance Harrington 



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ISN'T it the queerest thing how time does fly! To think that I have been living ten long 
years since my happy days in N. A. N. S. I can call to mind the feeling of being so 
impatient as I sat facing the audience, trying to look like a real teacher with at least 
ten years of experience, while down in my heart I felt like a second Paul Revere solicitiously 
waiting for the opening of the gates of that wide field of experience which lay before me. 

Yes, I remember only too well our Class Prophetess, at least as she stood before the large 
public and revealed the future of each and everyone of us, who sat with wide eyes and open 
mouths, lest a word here or there should not make its impression in the proper brain cell. 

As for her name, I cannot tell you just now; it seems to me that she firmly upheld the 
cause of that down-trodden creature known as woman. If I remember rightly, her name was 
not at all suggestive. Was it Pro or Con? Con, Con, — it was something like that and yet not 
exactly. Con, Con, Connie, Connie Harrington — that's her name! How did I ever remember 
it? "Oh, things come to me just like that." 

Can the Constance Harrington who is to speak on Liberty Street this evening be she? 
I'll start immediately and see for myself. Wouldn't it be strange if it were she! but I can't 
help wondering what she could be doing here in the Philippine Islands. Why, I've never seen 
such an immense crowd of Filipino women since I came! Look! they're all nodding their 
heads and cheering the speaker. If it isn't Connie! What is it she's saying? "Fellow-women, 

— we'll have the ballot, yes, each and everyone of us, if, if, if, well — if we have h-m-m 

— well, to marry to get it. But remember this, 'Every woman must keep a school, for every 
man is born a fool.' " 

I'd like to have heard the beginning of that speech, but then I guess I know what it was 
about. Did you say something ? Oh, you were just saying you thought so, too? I certainly 
must see Connie before she starts. What a stubborn crowd that was to push thru ! 

"Tess! Is that you? I can hardly believe my eyes!" 

"Yes, yes, come on with me; these people are so excited over the information you gave, 
that they refuse to leave the square. Come up to the house and tell me all about yourself. 
When did you come? How long are you going to stay? Tell me all." 

"Well, to begin with, now that we are free from those women, I'll explain. The govern- 
ment has paid back what I loaned for Liberty bonds ten years ago. Just think ! we're — well, as 
much as ten years older now than we were ten years ago. It doesn't seem possible and yet it is 
true. With so much money on hand, I felt duty bound to aid these unfortunate people, 
especially the women. I've been here but three months, and in that short time I have per- 
suaded the girls to adopt my new study gown which was appreciated by so few in N. A. Re- 
member? I'm gradually remodelling the street costumes, but the people here must be afraid 
they'll catch cold. If they wish to continue aesthetic dancing, they'll have to dispense with 
high heels and attend my gymnasium more regularly. Then, too, they were disgustingly slow 
in accepting my views on evolution. It was a whole month before those men condescended to 
believe that they and woman and the monkey had the same common ancestor. Think of it !" 

After that we had tea and reminisced for hours. I learned much of her wandering life 
since I had seen her last. 

The fact that she still retained her keen interest in life promised well for the good work 
which she had begun. 

Theresa M. Hennessy 


19 18 N R M A L O G U E 

Class; Mill 


E it Remembered that the Class of 1918 of North Adams Normal School in the Com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts does make this its last will and testament : 

After the payment of its just debts it bequeaths and devises as follows: 

To Vera Andrews — Our appreciation for having snatched us for a few minutes at a time 

from this world of toil and borne us to ethereal regions by her song. She will have 

our own Christine's place. 
To Helena Armstrong — An "Admit One" to use at the Dormitory during study hour; 

said franchise to be taken from her if she does not cause a disturbance in every room 

at least once an hour. 
To Jessie Barber — Ruth Spooner's time for recreation. 
To Mildred Barton — Louise Sandy's high rank in scholarship — she can easily maintain 

it with her Ernest disposition. 
To Marion Blair — A complete set of story books, The Children's Hour, Short Stories, 

Fables are all included. 
To Evelyn Bringan — Seven hours' grace to be attached to each day. Lessons can easily 

be prepared in that time. 
To Helen Brown — Task of keeping her classmates on the straight and narrow path, and of 

giving suggestions as occasion demands them. 
To Martha Carver — the office of School Auctioneer. This has been newly created — for 

never within the memory of man could anyone sell tickets as she can. 
To Anna Crofts — Commission as Chief Chauffeur in the Regulars of 1918. Seven dogs 

are included in the equipment and outfit. This will permit of no ennui. 
To Louise Cummings — A mechanical on-the-spot-every-minute maid. This is for the 

convenience of others and for her own comfort. 
To Madeline Cushman — Degree of Bachelor of Science. This is truly merited by her 

knowledge of circles, triangles, — and diamonds. 
To Isabel Despin — A solo part in the Glee Club of 1919; also a place of influence with 

the Powers that be. 
To Anna Frank — Unanimously and without any competition the title of "School Cham- 
To Grace Goodell — A medal. Her ability to interpret Mozart, Schumann and the rest, 

is outclassed in only one instance, and that is by Kathryn Toolan. 
To Elizabeth Harrington — Josephine Kerr's adeptness in printing; also a place before the 

Ruler of the great world-wide democracy to be, — playing her violin. 
To Margaret Jones — Gladys Greenwood's artistic temperament. She is also appointed 

our art instructor's understudy. 
To Marjorie Kingsley — Georgia Robinson's skill in Penmanship. We trust she may be 

able to do the entire alphabet as well as she can make eyes. 
To Christine Madison — Jane Montgomery's placid countenance and dignified bearing. 
To Anna Molloy — Some blank graphophone records, with instructions to sing her favorite 

songs on them. They should then be given over to responsible parties to be preserved 

for years to come. She is also requested to have her "Short Stories" put into book 




To Gladys Montgomery — a mirror adjustable to all corners so that an exceptionally 

good posterior view of the coiffure arrangement can thus at all times and places 

and on all occasions, be secured. 
To Reine Martin — Permanent telephone connections with "Information" so that all 

inquiries may be cheerfully received and answered. 
To Mary Nagle — An indorsed document reserving all rights to five point circle in Gym, 

besides that, our appreciation of her "brightening up the corner where you are" by 

her charming and gracious smile. 
To Anna Noyes — Florence Kilburn's unused excuses for use in Gymnasium. 
To Emily Parsons — A mileage book for ten thousand miles to Bath, Maine. 
To Mabel Purcell — Brothers of Edith Phillips, Marvis Strail, Margaret Shean and 

Gertrude Wheeler for use when her schoolmates visit her. 
To Lulu Rathbun — Alice Searle's surplus energy. 
To Anna Shannon — Some of Marion Mulville's loftiness, and a barometric gauge to insure 

the correct angle of the head. 
To Lucy Sears — A set of calling cards, to be used when time does not admit of anything 

To Helen Smith — A self-filling extinguisher to be used in the emergency of entertaining 

uninvited guests. 
To Lillian Schroeder — A subscription for one year of Vogue. 

To Margaret Tracy — A subscription for the next school year to the Elite, to be used dis- 
creetly with a few pinches of Connie Harrington's discriminating judgment. 
To Annie Woods — In recognition of her faithful service and conscientious performance 

of duty — appointment to position of House Sentinel at the Dormitory. 

The mechanical turn of the time and the great movement toward conservation of time 
and energy have influenced our choice of gifts to the faculty. 

To Miss Skeele — Six hundred metal caps ; every Senior who wears one can learn, without 
looking at a book, the abbreviations for commencing positions, the commands for 
same and the aim of each. They have been patented — all rights reserved for the 
class of 1919. 

To Miss Pearson — An everlasting set of brushes — analagously complementary in con- 
struction. With these no student of North Adams Normal School can fail to mix 
the wrong colors at the right time, — spring green in the fall and vice versa. 

To Miss Searle — Some transversal hexagonal appliances. Any Normalite can learn 
America Triumphant, America the Beautiful, and the correct version of the Star 
Spangled Banner in twenty-four seconds. Because of the mechanism of these, 
every one is guaranteed to stand up like a proud American during the rendering of 
the aforementioned songs. 

To Miss Baright — Five hundred speedometers, so that every girl will be on time for class with 
the right book. The Pony Engine, by this means, cannot only be learned without 
effort, but, by action of the motor, will make the engine sound much more vivid and 
realistic. In addition, we leave our assurance that each one of us feels equal to 
presiding at the After-the-War-Conference, now that we have finished our reading 



To Miss Lamphier— Very accurate but valuable devices by means of which book corners 
can be mitred absolutely perfectly, chairs caned bilaterally, and knitting needles 
held perpendicularly horizontal. 

To Miss Waterman — We leave a programme by "special" arrangement. Four instructive 
lectures must be delivered to the psychology class every month. (Stories appre- 

To Miss Varrell — Our utmost appreciation of the experience gained by the agonizing 
task of demonstrations. Eating those war dishes was always a welcome tho indi- 
gestible diversion from the otherwise rigid routine. We also intrust to her care for 
use of the next cooking class Georgia's recipe for "Honeymoon Sauce." 

To Mr. Eldridge — A rather complicated dynamo. It will be found most satisfactory 
in teaching the phases of the Moon. By it, the head of everyone is made reversible 
and adjustable to all corners. A special attachment will cause product maps and 
booklets to be in on date due, no extra time allowed. 

To Mr. Smith — A set of very minute and intricate maps. By pressing levers to the 
right every member of Senior History Class repeats unhesitatingly and in absolutely 
correct order, the early discoverers and explorers, the territory explored and the 
flags under which they sailed. They can also easily decide for eternity the question, 
"Are all men created equal?" 

To Mr. Cummings — No tools, no instruments, devices etc., but just a sworn statement 
that each and everyone of us can tell with our eyes closed and back turned, every 
kind of saw, hammer and nail and when and when not to use them. 

To Mr. Murdock — Trusteeship of all the noble desires and ambitions we have for North 
Adams Normal School. We know that, as far as it lies in his power, this school 
and all for which it stands, will not only maintain its present worthy rank but will 
rise still higher, and that our own "N. A. N. S." banner will float over Massachusetts 
as high as any other. 

To the Training School Teachers — A request for pardon for our many omissions and near 
failures. An alarm clock for each room for warning of the end of the period. 

To Mrs. Couch — Our expression of the traditional esteem and long precedented admiration 
in which she is held. She can scared}- realize what a solace she has been to us. 

3ln {Eegttmonp SUhereof, I, Nora A. Shea, duly authorized agent of the class of 
1918, hereunto set my hand and in the presence of three witnesses declare this to be the last 
will of the class of 19 IS on this the first day of June, in the year one thousand nine hundred 

Nora A. Shea 

On this the first day of June A. D., 1918, Nora A. Shea of the North Adams Normal 
School signed the oregoing instrument in our presence, declaring it to be the last will of the 
class of 1918, and as witnesses thereof we three do now, at its request, in the presence of each 
other, hereto subscribe our names. 

John J. Pershing. 

Henri P. Petain. 

Ferdinand Foch. 



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Out of a land of laughing youth, 

Out of the gleam and gold, 
Over a wind-blown, starry way, 

Where sunshine and shadow play, 
Youth and Laughter, Love and Song 

Have followed our path along. 
Mindful of pleasures, though fleeting, 

Of time not spent in vain ; 
Of dreams, of work, of memories 

Oh — these can never wane. 
So, flushed with the joy of work and play, 

Come we, — Children of Yesterday. 

And here at the Future's casement sill 

We set this mystic sign, 
Sunlight and shower shall work their will, 

Tending our Ivy Vine. 
And let its tendrils cling and grow 

With Love let it entwine ! 
Oh mountains, clothed in purple, 

As you ceaseless vigil keep, 
May it upward climb and onward 

As fain our lives would do. 
Fruitage of Summer from seeds of Spring 

We glimpse thru the opening gates 
Promise of Life and its blossoming 

Where the glad Tomorrow waits. 

Kathryn Toolan 



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AS a parting token and symbol of our loyalty and reverence to our Alma Mater, we, the 
class of 19 IS who go forth into the world today, plant this ivy. This tiny green vine 
will soon spring forth into new life, its tendrils and leaves appear as it ascends sky- 
ward, clinging to these walls as a support and foundation, remaining firm through storm and 
sunshine, ever loyal to its stronghold. When we gaze at this plant we see not only the shining 
green leaves, but the symbol of loyalty, faithfulness, service, and cooperation, as the new life 
starts on its journey upward. 

Thus today, classmates, do we set out on our long and weary journey. We shall meet 
with difficulties here and there on our road to Success, but shall we be dismayed? We shall 
cling to this institution within whose walls we have spent two happy years, happy at work and 
play, in failure and success, and the memory of this, our Alma Mater, will encourage us on to 
greater things, for in this day of strife there are great things to be accomplished. Far on the 
other side of the water our boys are sacrificing their all for that government which has been 
their support and foundation. Is there not for us here at home a work to do? Shall we stand 
idly by while they are giving their utmost in our behalf? Forever shall we remain true to 
those principles given us by our Alma Mater and prove ourselves worthy of the name that 
we hold. There is a broad field for us to work in, broader by far than we think, but as the 
tiny tendrils of the ivy remain loyal to their stronghold, so shall we, each and every one of us, 
abide by the ties which have made us one. 

In this day of struggle mothers are giving their sons, and sons giving all that is manly for 
the cause of humanity. The cry is "Each for all," and as the tiny tendrils each do their part 
toward making the plant larger and stronger, so it is our duty to do our best toward making 
the world a safer and better place to live in. 

"I would be a friend of all — the poor, the friendless; 

I would be a giver, and forget the gift, 

I would be humble, for I know my weakness, 

I would look up, and laugh, and lift." 
At first, having only a few small leaves, this plant will in time grow and develop into a beauti- 
ful vine, ever gaining strength and beauty. We cannot but feel that we shall be inspired by the 
sight of this, and commence our journey firm in the resolve to grow. This is no day for narrow- 
ness. The spirit of democracy is surging forward, and we have been taught and have practised 
this, so that it is our mission to the world to grow stronger in the element, spreading its teach- 
ings everywhere in the broad field in which we are to work. It is not by one or two of us that 
we can accomplish this desired end, but as we see in the ivy that each leaf does its part, 
so must we, individually, do ours. 

"There's never a rose in all the world 

But makes some green spray sweeter, 

There's never a wind in all the sky, 

But makes some bird wing fleeter. 

There's never a star but brings to Heaven, 

Some silver radiance tender, 

And never a rosy cloud but helps 

To crown the sunset splendor, 

No robin but may thrill some heart 

This dawn like gladness voicing. 

God gives us all some small sweet way, 

To set the world rejoicing." 

Marguerite V. Kenney 



Presentation of tfje ©rotoel 

WE, the class of 1918, are gathered here for the purpose of planting the ivy. For our 
normal school this occasion is one to be remembered for years to come. And 
for each of us, it is an important event, as it is one of the school traditions. 

A year ago we accepted the trowel from the class of 1917, promising to guard 
and cherish it through our Senior year. 

Having fulfilled our promise to our best ability, we now put this long honored implement 
into the hands of the Juniors, trusting that they will follow in the paths made by former classes. 

Irene Northup 



1918 Jfaretoell 

Theresa M. Hennessy 



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Alma Mater, we thy children, 
Now start forth upon life's way, 
And with hearts so true and tender, 
Trust the goal to win some day. 
1918, love confessing, 
Now we let our hopes soar high, 
As into new life we're stepping 
We will say our last "Good-Bye." 

When our minds are overcrowded 
With the blackness of despair, 
When our future hopes seem shrouded 
With the gloom that's everywhere; 
Classmates, e're some doubting ember 
Blasts your hope and ideal mars, 
Take these words, and remember 
That "The night brings out the stars." 


Night until this moment never 
Threw deep shadows o'er our class, 
But the time has come to sever 
And it pains us as we pass. 
Let us by faith possessing 
Welcome stars at heaven's door; 
Fare thee well, dear Alma Mater, 
Fare thee well forever more. 

Theresa Hennessy 



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Oh proudly rise the monarchs of our mountain land. 
With their kingly forest robes, to the sky, 
Where Alma Mater dwelleth with her chosen band, 
Where the peaceful river floweth gently by. 

Chorus : — The mountains ! the mountains ! we greet them with a song 
Whose echoes rebounding their wooded heights along, 
Shall mingle with anthem that winds and fountains sing, 
Till hill and valley gaily, gaily ring. 

Beneath their peaceful shadows may our Normal stand, 
Till suns and mountains never more shall be, 
The glory and the honor of our mountain land, 
And the dwelling of the noble and the free. 

Chorus : — 

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